Jake Gyllenhaal reveals he got staph infection while filming “Road House”: 'My whole arm swelled up'

"I felt the glass going in my hand," the actor said of the various injuries he sustained while shooting fight scenes.

Jake Gyllenhaal did not walk away from filming his new Road House movie unscathed.

The actor stars in the upcoming remake of Patrick Swayze's 1989 action classic (premiering March 21 on Prime Video) as a former UFC fighter who becomes a bouncer at a dilapidated bar in the Florida Keys. There, he spends most of his time engaged in violent, bloody, bare-knuckle brawls. And, it turns out, some of that blood wasn't fake.

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During an interview on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast alongside Road House cast member Conor McGregor, Gyllenhaal revealed that he cut his hand during a fight scene and ended up getting a staph infection. "We’re fighting on the floor, fighting around tables, we’re fighting around glass," Gyllenhaal said, adding that he "put [his] hand on the bar [on] f---ing straight glass."

"I felt the glass going in my hand," he said. "I remember the feeling [and] went, 'That’s a lot of glass.'" Gyllenhaal said the cast dealt with "stuff like that all the time" while filming the many fight scenes, which is why he's not sure when exactly he contracted the staph infection. "My whole arm swelled up. It ended up being staph."

Despite the cut and infection, Gyllenhaal said he "didn't sustain any major injuries, [which was] a testament to the team I was working with ... Gratefully, I was really, really trying to take care of everything that we did, and my body while we were doing it."

Directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), the new Road House also stars Post Malone, Billy Magnussen, Jessica Williams, Lukas Gage, Arturo Castro, Daniela Melchior, and Darren Barnet.

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