James Bond star George Lazenby, 84, recovering after being rushed to hospital with head injury following fall | The Sun

James Bond star George Lazenby, 84, recovering after being rushed to hospital with head injury following fall | The Sun

JAMES Bond star George Lazenby is recovering after he suffered a head injury following a fall and was hospitalised.

The actor, 84, took a tumble at his home last month and was rushed to hospital for treatment and has been in a nursing home in California for the past few weeks.

His management team say the star is now back at his Los Angeles home.

Anders Frejdh Management took to X, formerly Twitter, to update fans on his health.

They said: “I'm very happy to report our client George Lazenby has safely returned home.

“After an accidental fall at home in November leading to a head injury, he's rehabilitated well thanks to the great team at Beverly West Healthcare for which I, his family and friends are grateful for.

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“Not easy getting old but at 84, George has certainly demonstrated what a fighter he is. Love and only love.”

The Aussie actor played the suave, fictional spy in the 1969 movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, alongside Diana Rigg.

Lazenby, a former model, had only appeared in adverts before being picked for the high-profile role, replacing Sean Connery.

He had been keeping a low profile after he was kicked off a music tour last year having made a number of “creepy” and “explicit” remarks while being interviewed.

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Lazenby had appeared on stage to be interviewed as part of a tour called The Music of James Bond, but upset members of the audience in Perth with his sexually explicit anecdotes.

He was then dropped from further performances of the tour.

An audience member told 6PR, an Australian radio station: “He spent all of the interview just talking basically about his sexual conquests, he was homophobic, he swore, he certainly wasn't talking about his Bond movies, he downplayed The Queen, a day after she died.

“At one point he named an Australian cricketer whose daughter he was chasing and he said he dragged the daughter out of the pub and put her in the car in London, which is horrific… he named women he had slept with, and there were children in the audience, and a lot of families who had brought their kids probably to their first classical music concert.

“It was creepy, it was offensive… He was disgusting, there's no two ways about it.”

Having been jeered off the stage, Lazenby said he was “saddened to hear” that his stories had caused and offence and he had only wanted to “entertain”.

He said in a statement: “I personally have friends within my close circle who are gay and I would never wish to offend anyone.

“Having been surrounded by strong women all my life, I have always admired and respected women and their wishes.

“It was never my intention to make hurtful or homophobic comments and I am truly sorry if my stories that I have shared many times were taken that way.”

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