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Tom Cruise injury postpones ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ production for months

Tom Cruise at 'The Mummy' premiere at World Square on May 23, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.
Tom Cruise at 'The Mummy' premiere at World Square on May 23, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. Getty Images

UPDATE: Production has shut down on Mission: Impossible 6 due to star Tom Cruise’s broken ankle. Paramount Pictures said Wednesday that production will go on hiatus while Cruise makes a full recovery.

TMZ posted a video Sunday that showed a tethered Cruise leaping to a building, hitting its side and then crawling over the top and running away. After he finished the take, Cruise is seen limping, though he was able to rappel back to the building he jumped from.

The 55-year-old actor is known for performing many of his own stunts. The studio says that the film remains on schedule to open on July 27, 2018.

ORIGINAL STORY: Tom Cruise sustained an apparent injury while performing a stunt for the upcoming Mission: Impossible sequel in London that left him limping and seemingly in pain.

In a video obtained by TMZ, the actor is harnessed to cables to keep him aloft, and can be seen leaping from the top of one building to another. However, Cruise appears to miss the mark and winds up slamming hard into the side of the building.

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The video shows Cruise pulling himself up onto the top of the building and slowly limping away before collapsing, dropping to his knees. He then pulls himself up and limps some more, signalling to be pulled by wires back to the building from which he jumped. He is then escorted away by crew members, still limping.

READ MORE: Tom Cruise says ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ is going to be ‘really wild and thrilling’

Cruise is no stranger to stunt work, having performed all manner of dangerous stunts in past Mission: Impossible flicks — including hanging onto the exterior of a jet plane as it took off. In fact, Cruise was recently spotted filming some high-octane Mission: Impossible 6 stunts in Paris, including riding a motorcycle that crashes into a car and sends him flying into the air, and was also spotted parachuting from a plane in Oxfordshire.

The nature and extent of Cruise’s injuries aren’t known at this time. The photos below were taken during the apparently botched stunt:

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