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Justin Theroux says he didn’t remember his name after freak skateboard accident

Justin Theroux has admitted he struggled to recall his own name after suffering from amnesia following a skateboard accident.

The actor, 49, was knocked off his board by a van in a road accident in New York City and had to wait over an hour for paramedics “with blood pouring out of his head”.

He also admitted he nearly required brain surgery as a result of the accident.

Speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres show, Justin said: “[There were] people all around me. I clearly blacked out for, I think a long time.

“There was a woman over me weeping, there were two men holding my arms so I wouldn’t touch my head.”

Justin Theroux spoke about the accident to Ellen DeGeneres

He continued: “The woman was screaming at me, “Who are you? What’s your name? What’s your phone number?” trying to get in touch with someone.

“It was as if someone had asked me “What is an umbrella?” and I forgot the name of umbrella but it was myself. I had no clue who I was. I mean I knew I was me, but I couldn’t remember my name and I couldn’t remember my phone number.”

And the star shockingly admitted that he was told his long wait for an ambulance would have been shorter had they known he was alive.

He revealed that at hospital he had to have CAT scans and was woke up by a concerned doctor who thought they’d spotted something on his scan.

Justin Theroux skateboard
Justin Theroux couldn’t remember his name after a skateboard accident

After being prepped for brain surgery, Justin admitted he was relieved when doctors said there wasn’t a bleed on the brain so he wouldn’t need to go under the knife.

He added: “I spent about half an hour waiting just to go to brain surgery, but it was nothing. I had a nice big bald patch in my head. Couple stitches and I was discharged in the morning.”

Justin had previously told Men’s Journal that skateboarding was an integral part of his daily workout routines in his 20s.

However, he now admits that he tries to mostly work with simple weights.

Justin Theroux says he didn't remember his name after freak skateboard accident

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