James Bond actor George Lazenby suffers head injury after a fall at his home

18 December 2023, 14:08

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By Mayer Nissim

George Lazenby is recovering well after a bad fall last week.

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George Lazenby is recovering at home after suffering a head injury following a fall last month.

The James Bond actor's management team posted an image of George in bed and reassured fans about his condition.

"From LA with Love 🥰 Three weeks after my arrival I'm very happy to report our client George Lazenby has safely returned home," read the post from Anders Frejdh Talent Management on Twitter/X, which was also reposted by Lazenby himself.

"After an accidental fall at home in November leading to a head injury he's rehabilitated well thanks to the great team at Beverly West Healthcare for which I, his family and friends are grateful for.

"Not easy getting old but at 84, George has certainly demonstrated what a fighter he is. Love and only love."

Only seven actors have ever played Jame Bind in an "official" Eon 007 movie, five fewer than the number of people who have walked on the moon, making Lazenby part of a very special group.

Lazenby was the second Eon Bond, playing 007 in On Her Majesty's Secret Service in 1969, sandwiched between two Sean Connery movies.

George Lazenby in On Her Majesty's Secret Service
George Lazenby in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Picture: Getty Images

While his one-film stint is the shortest in the history of the franchise, On Her Majesty's Secret Service has been increasingly well-regarded by critics in recent years.

Lazenby was a relative unknown when he was cast as Bond, having established a career as a model but having only acted in adverts.

After Bond, he had 1970s movies roles in films like 1971's Universal Soldier and 1977 cult classic The Kentucky Fried Movie, before stepping away from the industry and focusing on business and investments.