According to Sylvester Stallone, he took some heavy blows from Dolph Lundgren while filming “Rocky IV,” which required him to be sent to the hospital.
In a film production documentary about the movie that can be accessed on the actor’s YouTube channel, Sylvester Stallone claims, “He pulverized me.” “Later that night, though I didn’t feel it at the time, I started to feel some discomfort in my chest.”
Stallone compared the hurt to what occurs when your chest is thrown against the car’s steering wheel following a crash.
They believed I was going to be speaking to angels when his blood pressure reached 260, he alleged. They believed I would be conversing with angels.
The actor claimed that after being flown from Canada, he spent four days in the intensive care unit at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California. He asserted that his journey had been conducted on a “low altitude flight.”
“I’m in intensive care, and the only other people here are nuns,” he alleged. I was compelled to go back to the arena and complete the fight after that.
According to Stallone, the film contains the punch Lundgren delivered to the chest while he was portraying the powerful Soviet fighter Ivan Drago.
“How on earth could you possibly exclude that?” stated Stallone.
In “Rocky IV,” Sylvester Stallone reprises his role as the valiant warrior Rocky Balboa as the beloved “Rocky” series continues. After learning that his friend Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) had been killed by Drago, who had already established himself as the world boxing champion in the fourth movie, he rushes to the Soviet Union to face Drago.