Adam Sandler’s black eye story is typical of injuries at this age

When I say “this age” I mean “my age” OK? So no shade is intended with that title whatsoever. Adam Sandler was on The Tonight Show this week to promote his new Netflix movie, Hustle, which is based on a true story (Update: This is a fictional story. I’m sorry for getting this wrong! I swear I read that.) He plays a basketball scout for the 76ers. His character is married to Queen Latifah and it also stars Spanish NBA basketball player Juancho Hernangómez. It looks like an inspirational sports movie and is out now on Netflix. Sandler was sporting a partial black eye, which he explained. He told Fallon the story about how he got the injury, from too-tight sheets on his bed.

“I had an accident, everybody,” Sandler said. “Everything’s all right, but I wish it was a good story — it’s pathetic.”

Sandler explained how he got into bed and the sheets were tucked in too tightly. When he tried to kick them loose with his feet, he forgot his iPhone was on his lap. The phone went flying in the air and ended up splitting the skin just beneath his eye. It occurred at 4 a.m. so instead of getting up to take care it, he just went to sleep.

“I was bleeding terribly,” Sandler explained. “I mean, I thought it was pitch black in the room, and I feel wetness and I tricked myself. I go, ‘This is probably just thick tears.’ … I didn’t want to get up, you know, because I was tired. And I was like, ‘Ah, we’ll fix that later.’”

When he eventually woke up, he was shocked by how bad the injury really was.

“I woke up, it was horrible,” Sandler recalled, “It was bleeding all over it was gushing still and there was blood on the bed and all that stuff. So I said, ‘I’ve got to get this fixed.’ So I went to the Apple Store.”

[From Yahoo!]

Adam Sandler cracks me up so much in interviews. His movies aren’t typically as funny as he is, but he’s a pro. The rest of the interview was funny and clever. He said he has to do ten more Netflix movies to pay for his daughters’ recent Bat Mitzvah and sweet sixteen parties. He also claimed one of them complained about a boring Bat Mitzvah for a friend where their grandmother sang karaoke. The grandmother ended up being Barbra Streisand! He must have been joking about that but I half believe it.

I love working out and take a dance or spin class most days. I also hike a lot. Whenever I get an injury it’s from something stupid like getting out of bed or trying to put groceries in my car. The bruises on my legs are from walking into things. I once had a giant scratch on my bicep that looked like someone attacked me. It was from trying to put on a shirt. This is such a random and believable accident that Sandler described!

Here’s that clip:

LeBron is the co-producer with Adam!

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  1. Mel says:

    I pinched a nerve turning over in bed and my legs are always bruised from weights hitting them. I’ve always been clumsy that way though.

  2. Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

    It appears that I have a cold sore on my lower lip this morning when in reality I scratched my lip sometime in the night 🙄. I can’t even tell you how often I wake up with a scratch, bruise or in pain, being 57 is such a joy 😞😞

  3. Soni says:

    My left arm/inside elbow area is currently killing me because I slept on it funny. Ah- middle age is such a joy!

  4. Yonati says:

    I got a fat lip from dropping my phone onto it while reading in bed.

  5. Ange says:

    Two days before my brothers wedding I dropped my phone while I was lying in bed holding it above my face. I tried to catch it but fumbled and ended up launching it harder at my face and chipped a tooth. Was freaking out cuz I had to fly out the next day but my superstar Dentist got me fixed up in time. I only lie on my side now while using my phone in bed. Younger me had faster reflexes and woulda caught it.

  6. Call Me Mabel says:

    I have a five year old that is a climber. For about …. 4 years straight I have had little toe shaped bruises on me.

    • Regina Falangie says:

      Ahhhhhhh the toe bruises!! When my king were little I had them all over my thighs. Thanks for that sweet memory!!❤️

  7. Jennifer says:

    I am in this same age demographic and have a 6yo and a 9yo (yup) and they are constantly pointing out to me all the bumps, bruises, and weeping wounds all over my body and I almost never know where they came from. And the wide variety! Large, painful bruises the size of grapefruits, pinpoint deep, dark bruises, a bruise on my eyelid (?), and the less-often but still too-often, “hey mom, why are you bleeding there?”

    • BeanieBean says:

      It’s wild, right? I currently have a couple-three bruises on my body which make no sense to me & I cannot for the life of me figure out how I got them. How and what was I doing to get a small bruise on the outside of my breast?
      I also once dropped my phone on my bare foot & that hurt like all get-out. It hit right between the metatarsals.

  8. HeyKay says:

    Adam looks nice in these photos, he DOES own a shirt with a collar! lol
    Yup, since about 56 I just generally have odd bruises show up.
    His Netflix movies are about a 4-6 outta 10 for me but Adam and Spade are like comfort food to me. 😀

  9. Mia1066 says:

    Yep I do this all the time. I’m currently bruised all over with gashed legs from tripping over ladders in the basement 🙄

  10. smegmoria says:

    My son calls these “Sargent Admiral Ding Dong” injuries.

  11. FHMom says:

    I have no stories to share, but this thread is cracking me up! Thanks for the laughs

  12. Nicegirl says:

    Still feeling stupid for jumping out of my skin when startled by a big fat wolf spider outside when petting the cat 2 years back. Tripped on my GD flip flops, biffed it big time onto the concrete step up from the driveway to the path and fractured my hip. Smdh

  13. SuzieQ says:

    I get up in the morning with scratches on my arms from my adorable dog, who uses her paws to wake me up. Last week, I fell in my kitchen because my rescue dog is afraid of large boxes and my husband was putting in our new dishwasher. I tried to carry my shaking dog across the flattened dishwasher box; my foot caught the edge of the box and I went flying. I was mostly concerned about her, so I landed hard on my knee. Now I’m limping. My dog is fine.

  14. Eggbert says:

    The best is when you throw out your back from sneezing.

  15. Sandra says:

    Love this post and comments! I have perpetual bruises on my shins from running into the #*$% dishwasher door! And have done the exact same thing with the bedsheets except it was the tv remote that went flying at my face!🤕

  16. Lionel says:

    Yep. I’m around “that age” and need PT for my napping injuries.

  17. Nikki says:

    Until I scrolled down more, I thought his shirt was a hospital gown!

  18. SpankyB says:

    I don’t know how many times I’ve punched myself in the face while trying to pull the covers up in bed when my cats are weighing them down.

  19. J says:

    I was walking through a connecting hallway between two buildings and the ceiling was really low, so I went to leap the 3 or 4 inches needed so I could touch the ceiling. Did I make it? No. But I did hear something pop – ended up that I tore my meniscus. Still have pain in that knee almost 6 months later. I’m 50. Ugh!

  20. EvieEvie says:

    I once broke a bone in my foot getting off the sofa. I had been sitting with one of my legs tucked underneath me, so my foot was asleep. I put my weight on the numb foot in the wrong place, *crack* and down she went. Was in a boot for four weeks.

  21. Sue E Generis says:

    I tore my calf muscle while opening a window. Couldn’t walk for 6 weeks.

  22. Artemis says:

    34 and i have a knee problem and lower back problem. The knee i think from weight gain and the lower back when i slipped and landed on my butt…