Channing Tatum talks about the time his penis was almost burned off


Oh. My. God. Channing Tatum came very close to losing his penis, or part of his penis, or losing function in his penis. This is because of really, really disturbing incident that happened on the set of Tatum’s new film The Eagle of the Ninth. Now… I like Channing. I think he seems like a really sweet kid, and he photographs beautifully, as you can see from the Details cover for February (which is where this particular penis story comes from, full Details article here). I swear, I actually winced when I read this story, so just be careful. Don’t eat anything while reading this:

“Channing Tatum Is Proud of His Package,” declares the February issue of Details. And he should be.

In the issue, the actor, 29, opens up about surviving a painful accident that caused severe burns to his penis. He had been shooting the drama The Eagle of the Ninth last October in the freezing cold Scottish Highlands.

“The only way to keep warm was by pouring a mix of boiling water and river water down your suit,” Tatum, 29, tells the magazine. “We were finally done shooting for the day, and one of the crew guys asks if I want to warm up before I go. I’m like, Nah, I’m good. And then I thought, Why not?

“Thing is, he’d forgotten to dilute the kettle water,” he continues. “So he poured scalding water down my suit. And I was trying to pull the suit away from my body to somehow get away from the boiling water, and the more I pulled the suit away, the lower the water went. It just went straight down and pretty much burned the skin off the head of my dick.”

He was rushed to the nearest hospital — an hour away. On the way, however, the ice pack he was applying to the burn lost its chill.

“I said to the driver, who was ex-special-forces Marines, ‘You might have to knock me out, because I don’t know if I can take the pain. Just grab something and hit me on the back of my head,’” he recalls.

Morphine eventually did the trick, he says, but it was still embarrassing.

“I had five guys looking at my shriveled, burned penis,” he says.

Looking back, he says, “It was the most painful thing I have ever experienced in my life.”
Rest assured, “I’m good . . . now,” says Tatum, a former stripper. “Now my penis is fantastic! One hundred percent recovered. Put me back in the game, Coach.”

[From Us Weekly]

It’s totally gross, right? And what kind of jackass crew member says “I’m going to pour scalding hot water on the star of this film”? A jackass who should fired. Can you even imagine if something like this had happened to some big star? There would be hell to pay. It’s kind of shocking that this is the first we’re hearing of it. Poor Channing. Poor penis. Do you think he needed a skin graft? How would you even begin…? Nevermind, I don’t want to know.

By the way, is anyone else getting an Ewan McGregor vibe off these photos?

Images of Channing courtesy of Details online (there are so many photos of him).



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  1. Lem says:

    OMG I have no idea who he is, but a title like that, you have to read right?
    Poor kid! uh, or dumb arse

  2. LolaBella says:

    “Now my penis is fantastic! One hundred percent recovered. Put me back in the game, Coach.” All joking aside,he is VERY lucky! This method of ‘warming up the actors’ was stupid and dangerous (obviously).

    Also, his poor wife; they’re still newly-weds. LOL.

    I am sure there was an insurance payout to him from the movie for his injury and someone was fired.

    He’s a cutie; I liked him in G.I. Joe Rise Of Cobra although Marlon Wayans totally stole that movie! He was good in Step Up as well.

  3. Iggles says:

    Omg! As a woman I don’t have that equipment but even I cringed when reading that! It’s horrible! Whoa. Too many details.

    I’m glad he recovered. That would have been terrible for him if he didn’t…

  4. Scribe says:

    What??? Does this make sense??? NO!! How insane is it to wear wet clothing in the cold? NO SENSE.

    IF this happened, i don’t believe it happened for the reasons stated.

  5. Firestarter says:


    Thanks for sharing that Channing!

  6. Kiki says:

    That was a strange thing to read.

  7. Firestarter says:

    @KiKi- I don’t know why your comment made me laugh but it did!

    Your furry dude is so cute!

  8. LolaBella says:

    C’mon ladies aren’t you all happy to know his package is safe, healed and FANTASTIC???!!! ;-)

    I know it shouldn’t, but rereading that article just gave me a case of the giggles. *Spanks Self*

  9. Goosie says:

    “I had five guys looking at my shriveled, burned penis,” he says”.

    Good lord, that poor guy!

    I don’t really have an opinion on him, but he’s cute and that movie w/ Amanda Seyfried looks appropriately tear-jerky and schmoopy and cute.

  10. juiceinla says:

    what a horrible event! the jackassed crew member should have boiling water poured onto his penis…wait. He probably does just that every morning. Perhaps while chanting “Take that, Shrinkage!”, over and over while wriggling painfully through a life of self loathing.

  11. Sumodo says:

    Love this guy! That was an exciting story! He’s cool by me!

  12. nj says:

    If I were Jenna Dewan (his wife), I would boil that crew member alive in a vat of oil.

    Chan is so lovable, I am upset he had to go through this.

    I will definitely see this movie.

    I tried to buy the GI Joe action figure for my son for Christmas, but my husband caught me staring at the package (Chan’s picture is on it), and got mad and threw it across Toys R Us. Oh well…

  13. LolaBella says:

    @nj: Busted! :-)

  14. crash2GO2 says:

    I don’t think we needed to know exactly what PART of his precious penis was burned. That was just a tad too much info IMO. lol

  15. jayem says:

    @nj – LMAO! Oh, I’m so sorry. But that was hysterical!

    No one would blame you though. He is HAWT!!!

  16. fizXgirl314 says:

    looooooooool nj that made me laugh sooo hard… I can just imagine how hilarious that looked…

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