Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Blind Items Revealed #50

April 9, 2018

Here's a blind about an action star from Old Hollywood, or to be exact - 70's Hollywood.

The real truth of this actor's mysterious demise at a young age is mostly buried due to the ridiculous lies told about the Actors life, and mysterious death.

I know this for fact as I'm working on a film about it.  It's a fascinating tragedy detailing the demise of a fascinating superstar. I'm sure everyone will guess who, but doubt they know the real story. There is a mythical "Christlike" aura spread about this actor. The Biopic film on the actors life twenty years ago was pure BS. There was some truth, and he was dynamic and talented, but the real truth and utter darkness has been sanitized.

This is a story about the relentless pursuit of fame, tremendous talent, and a dangerous man, who was most dangerous to himself.

Kick it back to early seventies. Bronson and McQueen were on the scene and Clint's meteoric rise was just jettisoning into mainstream awareness, but there was one star who was totally unknown to the public who was about to emerge in the biggest Action Smash of the summer. Everyone knows what became of this actor and his name today is legendary, but what most people do not know is what transpired behind the scenes while this actor was pursuing his dream of becoming the #1 Action Star in the world.

Like Clint, this actor emerged out of International films and became a big box office success.  The Actor was a physical fitness fanatic. He believed the mind can subjugate anything, including physical pain. He pushed his body relentlessly and was determined towards achieving his Hollywood goals.

The actor was a fascinating human being and was faced with tremendous setbacks, including one leg shorter than the other, Cryptorchidism, having ideas for projects stolen, and flat out racism. Some friends he left behind adored him, Some feared him. All told stories of a violent temper that could explode on a dime. He didn't like to be touched - ever. Do not ever lay a hand on him. There was an inner anger deep inside this philosophical dark athletic genius on the level of a Nureyev, or a Jordan. A deceased Oscar Winning Writer tells a story of the Action Star telling him, 'if you cannot hug a man, "you'll never be able to beat him in a street fight."  "You must love him to destroy him, but if you must destroy him, thank him first for allowing you to wreak havoc upon his soul." Without a doubt this actor was a very capable full fledged fighter, although never fought professionally.

Most described the actor as loyal and giving. Dynamic and impatient. Explosive and hot tempered. Renegade and Innovator. Insecure and cocky, while pursuing is dreams. Years of frustration and rejection fueled the actors anger. He was determined to show the world his art, his culture, and the action films audiences were currently being fed, were weak and banal.

After years of frustration and setbacks, and eventually great success in International films, Hollywood finally came calling, but the Actor was already living his life like a spiraling tornado of violence, not only inflicted on himself, but on others. After suffering a severe physical injury (self inflicted) the Actor took to Cortisone shots for pain management. This use of steroids added another layer of rage to the Actor's deep seeded anger. He broke out in acne and began sweating profusely. His hot temper flared. Coupled with the enormous strain and violence he placed on himself, and pressures to succeed, The Actor took to ingesting Nepalese hashish to calm down. To manage tremendous physical pain the Cortisone shots continued. Shot after shot. More sweating. The anger heightened, with no idea of the side affects of Cortisone, The Actor became highly concerned prompting him to remove his sweat glands. Both Apocrine glands under each armpit were removed. Even though the Actor was married, accompanying him to the overseas procedure was his new found mistress.

As the Actor moved into production on his first Hollywood film his weight fluctuated due to non-use and use of Cortisone, diuretics, and odd meals consisting of cows blood smoothies. He had physical outbursts at home. Physical altercations with many on and off set, including on the Hollywood Movie he was filming and even at his own home. He was becoming paranoid to the point of  purchasing a gun, smuggled to him overseas in a jar of protein powder. The Actor was a picture of health, and his physique was part of his dynamic package, but under the surface was another story. With the pressures of a grueling film schedule, all contingent on his success and dreams, an explosive outburst and pulling a knife on an International director.

The physcial abuse he inflicted on himself continued. Regular Cortisone shots, relentless and insane physical fitness routines, such as elctro-shock apparatuses to stimulate 100 push ups while resting, low body weight, diuretics, hash, minimal eating, fasting, and pushing his body to the exhaustive point of telling his wife "not sure how much longer I can keep this up," all led to a collapse on his mistress's bed, never to wake up.

Many mysteries surround the actors death, but there is only one person to blame.

Today, when you watch the legendary film, the opening scene, filmed some eight weeks before his death, a severe physical change is kicking in. Gaunt face and skin, low body weight, and you can almost see, death closing in...

Actor: Bruce Lee (Cryptorchidism) (removed his sweat glands)
Action Smash of the summer: "The Way of the Dragon"
Hollywood Movie he was filming: "Enter the Dragon"
Physical injury (self inflicted): "Good Mornings"
International director he pulled a knife on: Lo Wei ("The Big Boss")
Wife: Linda Lee Cadwell
New found mistress: Betty Ting Pei


Ekateryna Calderón said...

does someone know who was the old actor in a kindness blind (I think it was at the oscars) that helped a young aspiring actor giving him tickets and passes to after parties and told him that he could say he was his grandson? I was expecting that would be a reveal :(

atoukzug said...

Physical injury (self inflicted): "Good Mornings"


Charis said...

I was hoping it would be revealed too.

Richard said...

Good Morning:

sd said...

So I'm guessing the allergic reaction to aspirin thing wasn't true...

Aimless Spectator said...

Honestly, the level of distrust of qualified medical examiners at this site is silly. They can't distinguish a suicide from a homicide or lie in reports - etc etc - all so conveniently for a fantasy or conspiracy writer's desires. Do you really think QMEs as the clowns CDAN tries to pretend they are???

There's no reason to disregard that the final driver leading to death was an unfortunate drug reaction. (It was not an allergic reaction to aspirin at all, but rather brain swelling in respose to a muscle relaxant.)

That was capable of being fatal because of progressive physiological failure associated with an improper and extreme diet, exercise, and medication regime, which left him without compensatory resources. He drove himself to very bad health through steroid abuse and other ill advised measures to build an impressive looking physique of an extremely ill person. Failure of the internal organs to properly nourish and restore tissue is a frequent sequelae of steroid abuse.

Put tersely, people in good health can survive the flu, people in bad health might not; here a person this bad off might not survive a common medication side effect.

Sal Salington said...

Let's see Bruce's childhood best buddy Himmmmmmmmmmmmmmm chime in.

Hint- He will not.

Anonymous said...

The guy was too extreme.

jessorella said...

Very sad. A huge loss.

s.s. said...

It's a complete myth that Lee got robbed of "Kung Fu" because of racism---if they stole it from him that was because it would never have been made with him.

It would have been a bad joke, the subject of comedy routines for years.
Bruce's accent was just too thick--impossible.

Say what you want about Carradine, at his peak he was a good actor who gave a sensitive portrayal of Caine. Imagine Bruce trying to speak many of Caine's long monologues...No way.

It would have taken a decade or more of hard work to fix the accent.

tinydancer61 said...

So, did the "Good Mornings" hurt his back? Prolonged use of steroids will cause major damage to the ligaments and muscles.

Craig said...

I'm sorry but I feel compelled to step in here.

As a result of many years of competition martial arts ( Bak Mei Kung Fu ) and later falling off too many motorcycles at too fast a speed ( on race tracks, I'm not a squid that endangers others ) I have regular cortisone injections in my knees, shoulder, hip and a corticosteroid lumbar epidural every three months that allows me to get up from my bed each day.

Corticosteroids do have some side effects though they are rarely severe.

Anabolic steroids which are a different beasts altogether can have more severe reactions some of which are mentioned in this post although the term 'roid rage' which some people might be aware of is an extremely rare occurrence in anabolic steroid users and where it's more common it's usually result of testosterone misuse. Aggression from abuse of anabolic steroids can occur but it is a much rarer side effect than you might think if you have no experience of them.

Anabolic steroids have no safe or reasonable use outside of medical use. Coricosteroids can be life changing for people like myself who have them prescribed by a doctor and not because they want them ( UK health service does not work that way, you can't demand a treatment from a Dr and they have no obligation to treat you with anything other than what is medically accepted practice ) but that the Doctor has decided this is the most effective treatment for an individual's condition.

I'm lucky enough to have little or no side effects from my treatment and it's a life saver, especially as I can still ride my bikes because of it.

None of the symptoms described in this post will have anything to do with cortisone, not a one.

Regarding the 'electro-shock' apparatus. Are you kidding me? Go google Slendertone or Bodi-Tek. Pulse body toning belts have been around for decades and are medically harmless, And unless you use them in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise plan they are mostly useless. That does not stop Christiano Ronaldo from advertising them.

gauloise said...

""Lee injured his back doing Good Mornings, an exercise where you place a barbell on your shoulders and lean forward until your torso is at a ninety degree angle with your legs, repeating this motion for multiple reps. Doctors told Bruce that he would never be able to practice martial arts again."

@Ekaterina CH It was revealed today somewhere as Christopher Plummer.

J-Mo said...

Thank you gauloise, I was confused.

T. W. said...

Did his testicles ever descend surgically or naturally?

Kevin said...

@Craig All of those are side effects of Corticosteroids. Acne, sweating, mood swings, salt/water retention/edema (probably why he was taking diuretics), fattening torso and face, etc.

T. W. said...


Someone lied to you, you might want a new healthcare team.

Don't believe me? Ask a pharmacist.

Repeat corticosteroid use causes tendons and ligaments to deteriorate. Repeat use can lead to adrenal fatigue and failure.

Some people do have the excessive sweating, acne, etc. because all their hormones become out of whack, not because they are on anybody's steroids.

I have a relative who now has poly cystic ovarian syndrome after years of corticosteroid use.

I used oral prednisone after a freak accident. My blood pressure went sky high and I went from being very thin to obese. My blood pressure went down after treatment but I am still struggling to lose the weight.

Last time I checked high blood pressure, obesity, and PCOS are serious medical conditions that can lead to death.

Craig said...

I think i am misunderstood. I know full well what the side effects of systemic cortisone use can be but they are rare and certainly affect very few people with all of them at the same time. I've been on them, locally, not systemically for over 15 years.

To say that cortisone definitely cause x y or z is plain wrong because it's dependent upon the patient.

My point was that the blind is hinting at 'roid rage' violence which has nothing to do with cortisone and everything to do with anabolic steroids and testosterone use. I'm not saying that Lee was not using all of them and given his physique it would be easy to believe.

Personally I have no recorded side effects from prolonged cortisone use and the only thing you could claim might be because of that would be a slight fatty liver ( not of any concern at my last ultrasound 7 months ago ) and if you knew of my high alcohol intake then you's agree that the more likely cause is my drinking.

Mrs. Zebra said...
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Unknown said...

Christopher plummer.. super awsome guy

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Unknown said...

Lee's wife's next husband wrote a book which detailed Bruce's use of bodybuilding steroids and Nepalese hashish.
It's a fascinating read.


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