GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: World’s strongest man and Game of Thrones star Halfhor Bjornsson shows off pics of surgery for torn muscle suffered when he benched 252kg
- Halfhor Bjornsson shows graphic surgery photos
- Bjornsson tore pectoral while benching 252kg
- Strongman’s pectoral became infected post surgery
Game of Thrones star and 2018 World’s Strongest Man Hafthor Bjornsson has revealed his graphic surgery pics after tearing his pectoral muscle when he benched 252kgs.
The 34-year-old actor and professional strongman, who holds the world deadlift record of 501kgs, was making a comeback to strongman competitions after a two-year hiatus to pursue boxing.
Unfortunately, it all went awry when Bjornsson attempted to beat his all-time PB of 252.5 and ended up screaming in pain as he tore his pectoral from the bone.
Bjornsson has been providing his fans with updates on his recovery via social media.
On Wednesday he posted to Instagram: ‘I’m 4 weeks post surgery. Sadly I got an infection 5 days ago resulting in an abscess and had to have a drainage tube inserted.
The Icelandic strongman injured himself (pictured) while trying to bench press a PB
Hafthor Bjornsson has revealed his graphic surgery pics after tearing his pectoral muscle
‘Finally had that removed today. Swipe to see the length of it!’
Bjornsson then shared various images of himself related to the surgery, including himself being operated upon and the enormous drainage tube he had removed from his body.
Another shot shows the large scar he now has on his shoulder.
In a previous post to Instagram, the strongman took time to thank all the fans who have wished him well.
‘Thank you all for the support, kind messages and love during these challenging times ahead,’ he wrote.
‘It really means the world to me. This is just a challenge and a small setback. I’ll come back stronger.
‘Peace and love, Hafthor.’
Bjornsson, who stands 6’9, fought in boxing against Brit Eddie Hall in March 2022 after three warm-up exhibition contests.
Bjornsson tore his pectoral muscle off the bone when attempting to bench press 252kgs
Bjornsson took time to thank all the fans who have wished him well over the last few weeks
The Icelandic strongman decided to hang up his boxing gloves after talks broke down over a potential fight with heavyweight champion Tyson Fury
Their showdown was billed as the ‘The Heaviest Boxing Match in History’ with the combined weight of the fighters almost 295kgs.
Thor dominated ‘The Beast’ in their Dubai showdown, winning by unanimous decision.
Bjornsson decided to hang up his gloves after talks broke down over a potential fight with heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
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