Hugh Jackman’s female stalker burst into his gym and tried to shave him

This is just a reminder that no matter how many awesome perks must come with the job, it still sucks in some significant ways to be famous. Take Hugh Jackman for example, a super nice committed family man and an all-around good guy. It doesn’t matter how much integrity someone has, if they’re famous they can be targeted.

On Saturday Hugh Jackman was working out his hot body at Gotham gym when a 47 year-old woman named Katherine Thurston followed him into the gym and and tried to come at him with an electric razor. She was Hugh’s known stalker, and she reached into her waistband, pulled out an electric razor (reportedly filled with pubes, ew!) when a gym employee stopped her, so she threw the razor at Hugh instead. She told the cops that she hated Hugh’s whiskers and wanted to be his second wife. Crazy. In response, Hugh said “Here’s a woman who obviously needs help, so I just hope she gets the help she needs.” He also added that “the primary concern is my family.” He’s so nice.

A California woman obsessed with Hugh Jackman attacked the Aussie actor with an electric razor in a West Village gym because she didn’t like his whiskers, prosecutors said Sunday.
Katherine Thurston, 47, told cops she came to New York two months ago determined to become the married “Les Misérables” star’s second wife.

“I want to marry him,” Thurston told NYPD Detective Frank Francisco, according to a criminal complaint. “This is not against the law. It is not against the law to have two wives.”

Thurston was arraigned Sunday night in Manhattan Criminal Court on misdemeanor charges of menacing, stalking, harassment and trespassing. She was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon — the black electric shaver she went after Jackman with.

Jackman, 44, was not injured in Saturday morning’s frightening fan-gone-wild incident at the Gotham Gym on Washington St.

“The most important thing is the security of my family,” Jackman said Sunday night outside his West Village home. “I’m very appreciative of what the DA is doing.”

Jackman was at the gym buffing up for his recurring role as the superhero Wolverine in the latest installment of the “X-Men” film series when the bizarre crime unfolded.

Katherine Thurston, whose dream is to marry Hugh Jackman, appears in court Sunday on charge of attacking him with electric razor at a West Village gym.

He told cops Thurston was already outside the gym when he arrived at about 8 a.m.

“We’re going to get married, right?” Thurston told Jackman before following him inside.

She then allegedly pulled the razor full of hair out of a bag and charged after Jackman, but her attack was foiled by personal trainer Michael Castillo.

Castillo booted Thurston from the gym. She was arrested a few blocks away.

“I hated him having those whiskers,” Thurston told police.

Thurston, who was being held Sunday night on $15,000 bail, claimed she started emailing Jackman about a year ago.

On March 6, Thurston went to the school where Jackman’s 7-year-old daughter, Ava, is enrolled and confronted the actor’s wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, outside.

“I’m going to marry your husband,” she told Furness, according to police.

[From The NY Daily News]

Well I hope this lady gets put away and gets some medication. I guess there are some serious drawbacks to being so accessible and known. It’s one thing to have the paparazzi know how to find a famous person, it’s another when some sick fan gets it in their mind that they’re meant to be with them.

Is it wrong to include shirtless pics of Hugh Jackman with this story? Because I feel like I can’t help it. I hear Hugh Jackman and gym and my mind just goes there.

These photos are of Hugh working out in Sydney, Australia last summer. Credit: FameFlynet. He’s also shown on the beach in Barcelona in June, 2012. Credit:

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  1. Eve says:

    LOL! I know I shouldn’t be laughing at this but I can’t help myself.

  2. Laurie says:

    It’s shocking to me how many mentally ill people there are just roaming around. I don’t know if it’s that there are more people suffering from mental illness these days or if we’re simply more aware of it because we live in the information age. Occassionally, I read stories about various celebrities who are rude to their fans and, because of things like this, I can kind of see why.

    • Liv says:

      But most actors are rude because they are full of themselves, not because they are afraid of a stalker!

      • Mia 4S says:

        Maybe Liv, but given the horrendous state of mental health care and the fact that a lot of celebrity stalking is kept under wraps to try and avoid copycats, I’m a lot more willing to give a celeb the benefit of the doubt these days.

      • Lauli says:

        Liv, you might have a point there.

      • V4Real says:

        I think it’s a thin line between fanboy/girl and obsessed fan stalker type.

        It seems as these celebrities flaunt their sexiness and appeal in our face that says I know you want me but you can’t have me. A person who may be only slightly mentally insane might just take that as rejection and just lose it; in their minds that celebrity is their fantasy come to life and they beleive that they have ties to that particular celeb. In this lady’s mind Hugh’s name probably is Logan and he really is a XMen.

    • TrustMeOnThis says:

      Back in the 1980s, Reagan drastically cut mental health care funds. Then, Bush (Sr) followed suit in the ’90s. This caused a huge influx of mentally ill people into the homeless population.

      They’re still everyone’s problem, but now there’s no governmental support, because people don’t like to pay taxes. This is also the reason behind the Thatcher backlash, and why Occupy etc is even a thing. All of that set up all of this.

      It isn’t funny. It’s scary.

  3. Jacqueline says:

    If she doesn’t like his beard, maybe she should “break-up” with him.
    I’m kidding, but this broad sounds pretty deranged and sick.

  4. RHONYC says:

    8O 8O 8O


    to the post &
    to the pecs!!!

  5. the original bellaluna says:

    The entire family needs a restraining order against this nutjob.

    She went to his KID’S SCHOOL and CONFRONTED his WIFE.

    Not funny. Not even a little.

  6. veronica says:

    LOL, naked female boobies in that beach photo of Jackman. The first one, where he’s coming out of the water. The woman lying down is topless.

  7. Memphis says:

    That title just made my day LOL

    On another note, am I the only one that noticed the topless woman laying on the beach in the second picture? lol

  8. Elj says:

    I’m loving how he’s not even noticing the blatantly topless woman lying on the beach in that second pic.

  9. Stubbylove says:

    Jackman is a class act. Handled a seriously bizarre situation with dignity & decorum. Can’t say that for many people these days.

  10. GossipG says:

    You can laugh all you want..I UNDERSTAND HER.God if i see him once…i cant say what will happen.My mental state would just go out the window.i swear.

  11. Joanna says:

    hugh is sooo fine. thanks for the shirtless photos. feel bad for him and his family, that must be terrifying.

  12. lisa2 says:

    They should all have some kind of security around them. Especially if they have children. There are some seriously sick people out there.

  13. Ag says:

    Really creepy. My first thought was “was he cut with the razor?” That’d be scary as hell.

  14. littlestar says:

    I read about this on DListed last night. Pretty freaky! Hugh Jackman is lucky security stopped her. Who knows what she could have done if she got near him.

  15. miriam says:

    I also laughed at this story. What a looney. Poor Hugh. Ew, random pubes.

  16. lucy2 says:

    That’s scary, especially that his wife and kid were confronted too. Kudos to the guy at the gym who stopped her, and to Hugh for a kind and classy response. Obviously the woman is mentally ill, I too hope she gets help.

  17. Zvonk says:

    I volunteer to wrap myself around him and act like his protective barrier.

  18. Holden says:

    I need a stalked that would shave me, or at least wax up some problem areas.

  19. Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

    Good god, I just blew tea out of my nose. And I wasn’t even drinking tea.

    I don’t know whether to laugh or puke. If I an laughing i assure you it is the way you laugh as your are bolting your door and wondering where your dog is.

  20. Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

    Good god, I just blew tea out of my nose. And I wasn’t even drinking tea.

    I don’t know whether to laugh or puke. If I an laughing i assure you it is the way you laugh as your are bolting your door and wondering where your dog is.

    Anyone here seen the film Who Shot Andy Warhol?

  21. LahdidahBaby says:

    The topless woman is a little boy, I’m pretty sure.

  22. Tig says:

    This is so scary. Does anyone remember that poor mentally ill woman who stalked David Letterman for years? He handled that situation with compassion just like Hugh is exhibiting too. Sadly, David’s stalker eventually took her own life. I hope this woman gets the help she needs, and also, is willing to accept it.

  23. Kim says:

    I’m fascinated by a women shaving down there with an electric razor.I’ve only used manual razors.Well I’ve learned something today on CB.

  24. Lexi says:

    Wolverine, its called a restraining order! She has done crazy stuff before i read! Protect yourself and your family from the crazy and get a restraining order honey

  25. May May says:

    I love Hugh and all too, but this is just insane. Stalking and confrontation? What’s next, assault and battery or homicide? Scary!

  26. serena says:

    Poor Hugh.. this is traumatizing, and I mean the hair in the razor ewwwww.

  27. Mia says:

    The hair already being stuck in the razor takes this to a whole new level of nasty.