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The Life (-Threatening Injury) Aquatic

Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Bill Murray, making an appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” was to pull a stunt in which he dove into a Dumpster outside the studio filled with water and sodden trash (parodying New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s initiative to install temporary public swimming pools made from Dumpsters). Splash. Applause. Cue Paul Shaffer.

But something went awry, because when Murray entered the studio after his aquatic antics, he was bleeding visibly from a gash on his head. Neither Murray nor Letterman mentioned the injury on air (oozing head wounds tend to elicit more “yucks” than yuks), and makeup personnel attempted to camouflage it during a commercial break. Some suspect the head injury is to blame for Murray missing a subsequent scheduled appearance at a screening of his new film “Get Low.”

Few noticed the waterlogged gopher quietly scurrying from the Dumpster pool with large mallet clenched in its teeth.

Source: CBS News