Angelina Jolie taken to the hospital after on-set injury

Angelina Jolie was taken to the hospital today after sustaining an injury on the NY set of her film Salt. She suffered a cut between her eyes, which needed to be attended to. The way the film people word their statement, it sounds like the visit to the hospital was a formality. Jolie is said to be fine:

Angelina Jolie was taken to the hospital today after getting hurt on the set of her new movie.

Angelina was shooting “Salt” on Long Island, when she bumped her head, getting some sort of nick in between her eyes. She bled a bit and was taken to the hospital.

Her manager tells us she was doing a stunt when the incident occurred. He says she is completely fine.

We just got a statement from the film’s production company:

“This morning while filming an action sequence… Angelina Jolie sustained a minor injury. As a precautionary measure, Ms. Jolie will be taken to the hospital and examined. Production on the film has resumed.”

[From TMZ]

Jolie is known to do her own stunts and has been photographed scaling buildings on the set of Salt. She does have some sort of body or stunt double for the film, though, as a woman with long dark hair wearing the same clothes was spotted with her on set in those photos where she appears to be eating cake. Hopefully Jolie is fine. That seems to be the case considering the statement that producers put out.

Cuts around the eye area can bleed quite a lot due to all the blood vessels in the face. An injury in that area might look more serious than it is because of the volume of blood.

Photos of Angelina Jolie on set are not from the day in question and were taken on 3/21/09 and 3/13/09. Credit:

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  1. Sounds like a few stiches are needed…not fun but it’s actually easier when it’s you and not the kids.

  2. grisgris says:

    Who let Aniston on the Salt set?

  3. kap says:

    After poor Natasha Richardson died from a seemingly minor head injury guess they’re not taking any chances, and they shouldn’t. Glad to hear she’s OK and back to filming.

  4. Cheyenne says:

    Might not need a stitch. I had a cut on my head around the same area when I was a child. It bled like a waterfall and my mom absolutely freaked but it looked a lot worse than it was. She just plastered a band-aid over it and that was it. It didn’t even leave a scar.

  5. nimble minx says:

    grisgris, that was funny.

    question…if the primary actor or actress wants to do their own stunts, does that increase the amount of insurance the studio has to get?

    does anybody know?

  6. Sauronsarmy says:

    OMG I hope our blessed Saint is alright! I shall light a candle and say a “Hail Brangelina” prayer.

  7. Eden says:

    grisgris – that was a good one. Do you think Jennifer gave her a Kiefer Sutherland head-butt?

  8. Karen says:

    Glad she is fine… getting my post in early before the ugliness starts

    Have a good day

  9. ChristinaT says:

    that’s what she gets for wearing those tacky wigs :-p

  10. Cinderella says:

    She needs to take it easy. Let the stunt double do the risky stuff. Her kids depend on her being safe.

  11. notreallyimpressed says:

    she needs to STOP already!!! why does she insist on doing stunts??? u are not superwoman angelina!!! you have 6 Kids including 10mnth olds, u would think your priorities would be your kids!!! simply irresponsible, brad needs to put his foot down, she take things way tooo far, what do you have to prove angie???

  12. Amy says:

    Nobody knows what happened. Saying Angelina shouldn’t do stunts is stupid considering she could have received a very minor injury doing nothing. Actors always get injured on set even when doing very minor things. Hilary Swank injured her eye because Gerard Butler’s suspenders snapped.

  13. barneslr says:

    I had the same thought, Kap. After the Natasha Richardson tragedy, I imagine that they are taking no chances. People can post all the ugly crap they want, but she is still a mother with small children that need her. I don’t blame them a bit for being cautious.

  14. Bodhi says:

    ^^ blah blah blah

    They probably glued her back together.

  15. lisa says:

    Give it a rest. Who said the stunt was very dangerous. People get hurt everyday just walking from point A to B.
    I guess she should just sit in a room and do nothing for fear of getting hurt. Brad is not her father..he is her partner. So putting his foot down will not happen in a relationship that has mutual respect. She got hurt a bit.. It is not the end of the world. Just an accident. Nothing more. She went to the hosptial because the powers that be want to make sure this is not another Natasha Richardson; which was a tragic case and just so so sad. So stop blowing it out of porpotion. She returned to the set and continued work..

    Glad she is doing good. Better safe then sorry. And if this had been a man there would have been NO negative comments at all.

  16. someone says:

    Im sure the Brangaloonies have started a prayer vigil/

  17. bridget says:

    who cares?

  18. germie says:

    She looks gaunt. Perhaps she needs to eat more cake.

  19. haha says:

    This post is dedicated to that crazed Jen Aniston fan complaining that Jolie was a liar and a fake who didn’t do her own stunts. I guess you were wrong. What’s your next Jolie gripe, complaint, hater comment? I’m waiting.

  20. karen says:

    I hope she’s ok. Best wishes-

  21. Jones says:

    Ohh for..(eye roll)the sweet love of what who cares..she got dinged..gosh darn start the vigil – roll out the candles and knee pads. Did you hear that GM may be declaring bankruptcy? reality check..

  22. Ursula says:

    May be she had too much botox and her skin on the face was stretched too tight. She should stop doing her own stunts because no one will believe she does them anyway.