[A&E] history repeats itself, it seems

John M. Klassa (klassa@aur.alcatel.com)
Wed, 23 Sep 1998 10:01:00 -0400

Comedian/actor Jim Carrey injured on movie set

Copyright =A9 1998 Nando.net Copyright =A9 1998 The Associated Press LOS
ANGELES (September 23, 1998 07:37 a.m. EDT) -- Jim Carrey suffered a
minor neck injury in an altercation during the filming of his upcoming
movie on the life of the late comedian Andy Kaufman. Carrey and
professional wrestler Jerry Lawler were filming the last scene of the
movie Tuesday night when, as part of the script, the comedian spit at
the wrestler, Carrey manager Eric Gold said. Lawler then allegedly
attacked the comedian known for such movies as "Liar Liar," "The Cable
Guy," "The Truman Show" and "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective." "Jim was
immersed in the role as Andy, played it as Andy would have," Gold
said. "Mr. Lawler acted unprofessionally and he attacked him. He
attacked him and he injured his neck." Police and paramedics were
not called to the scene of "Man on the Moon." Carrey was treated and
released at a hospital. Attempts to contact Lawler and his agent were
unsuccessful Tuesday night. Sixteen years ago, Kaufman was hospitalized
when Lawler performed a "piledriver" move on him during a wrestling
match. Later, Lawler slapped Kaufman out of his chair during a joint
appearance on "Late Night with David Letterman." Kaufman died of lung
cancer in 1984 at age 35.

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