Dr Oz: Hugh Jackman
Dr Oz invited Hugh Jackman to return to the show to share his thoughts about marriage, and the health problem that could have cost him his voice. Plus, learn how he trains and why he says he is done playing Wolverine.
Jackman and his wife, Deborah Lee Furness, have been married for 20 years. How do they make it last? “You’ve got to marry the right girl. I think that’s key to it,” Jackman said. He and his wife agreed not to spend more than two weeks apart, and never to go to bed angry at one another.
Dr Oz: Hugh Jackman Marriage Advice
“We’ve always managed to talk it out before the end of the day,” he said. They also enjoy sharing their lives with one another as friends. What do you think about this relationship advice?
How does Jackman handle romantic scenes with his female co-stars? He said that he and his wife will go out to dinner with the co-star and her spouse when filming begins. He also joked that once dinner is over, everyone likes Deborah better than him.
Dr Oz: Hugh Jackman Vocal Cord Hemorrhage
Hugh Jackman had a medical scare during a trip to Dr Oz’s home country. He was performing in Istanbul, Turkey, when he noticed he wasn’t feeling well after the first night’s show. He was surprised to learn that he had a hemorrhage on a Vocal Cord.
As a result, he was not supposed to use his voice, even to speak. He had to cancel that night’s performance, and Dr Oz’s parents were scheduled to be in the audience. Jackman got a friend to call Dr Oz’s parents and give them a heads up.
Dr Oz’s father wanted Hugh Jackman to know that “I’m the real Dr Oz.” Jackman said he is going back to Turkey to perform for Dr Oz’s parents and sister to make up for the performance he canceled.
Dr Oz: Hugh Jackman Fitness Training
A Vocal Cord Hemorrhage happens when you get blood around your vocal cord. Jackman turned out to be find. He has had endoscopy procedures to check up on his health and make sure that it is safe for him to sing.
Jackman said he is back in good shape for singing, so fans can rest easy. Dr Oz wondered about his diet, since some of his roles require strict diet and fitness regimens. He compared notes with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who shared with him a 6,000-calorie diet with twice-daily workouts.
Dr Oz: Hugh Jackman 8-Hour Diet
Jackman follows what he called The 8-Hour Diet, where he eats during an eight-hour window each day. He consumes 6,000 calories between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. That means he is training on an empty stomach, which he said feels better than before.
He drinks water during the other 16 hours of the day, but he is not eating anything during that time. “Most of us have more energy already stored” when we wake up in the morning.
Jackman said he does enjoy making Turkish coffee at home each morning. Dr Oz said that our ancestors did not eat as often or as much as we do, especially since they were not able to store and preserve food as readily.
Dr Oz: Hugh Jackman Quits Playing Wolverine
Hugh Jackman said the next time he plays Wolverine on the big screen will be his last. He got advice from Jerry Seinfeld about letting go of success while you are still enjoying every moment. “The moment I made the decision, it felt right to me,” Jackman said.
However, he said the film is still about a year away from beginning filming, which means that audiences won’t be seeing it for quite awhile. “You just don’t want to be the last one at the party,” Jackman said. “I’m so grateful to the fans.”
Dr Oz also shared an inspirational thought about failure from Hugh Jackman from another recent interview. “You’ve just got to keep going. Luckily, I’m not afraid to make a fool of myself,” Jackman was quoted as saying.