Ryan Reynolds reveals he was hit by a drunk driver as a teenager

By April Chieffo,
Reynolds says he was being responsible with his own drinking at the time he was hit.
Actor Ryan Reynolds arrives at the premiere of the movie 'Green Lantern', on July 21 2011 in Madrid

Ryan Reynolds is currently the reigning Sexiest Man Alive, but when he was 19, he was hanging on to life.

The Change-Up actor, 34, says after a night of heavy drinking he decided to be a responsible drinker and walk home instead of driving drunk. Ironically, that same night he was hit by a drunk driver.

"When I was 19 I was drinking... I was at a bar and I had a few drinks and I thought, 'You know what I'm going to do? I'm going to leave my car here, be responsible.' And I started to walk home," he recalled to CTV News. "And I was hit by a drunk driver."

He adds, he was unconscious for three days and broke every bone on his left side.

"Broke every bone in my left side... I woke up three days later. And I remember my dad sitting there... [with] a vomit tray," he continued. "And I guess I had been heaving in my unconscious. And nothing says love like painting someone with three-day-old Gin Rummies. Just soaked the man head to toe in my vomit."

Reynolds healed up just fine, but he jokes,  "Since then, I've been a rickety, broken mess."



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