EXCLUSIVE: George Of The Jungle's Brendan Fraser, 49, treats himself to vacation in Barbados... after revealing movie stunts left him with life-long damage to his body
Brendan Fraser was spotted on a beach in Barbados with his three children on Wednesday.
The 49-year-old actor - best known for looking buffed in 1997's George Of The Jungle and for starring alongside Rachel Weisz in The Mummy franchise - looked comfortable in his black Nike shirt and shorts.
This sighting comes after the Hollywood vet revealed to GQ magazine that he ruined his body from doing too many stunts for his films causing him to have multiple operations. He also claimed that he experienced sexual harassment.
Down time: Brendan Fraser was spotted on a beach in Barbados with his children on Wednesday
Fun in the sun: The 49-year-old actor looked comfortable in his Nike shirt and shorts as he talked to one of his three children
The actor, who is now on the FX show Trust, appeared to be snorkeling with kids.
He has three children: Griffin, aged 15, Holden, aged 13, and Leland, aged 11, with ex-wife Afton Smith.
They were seen on the beach as well as a raft before plunging into the water.
Brendan looked to be in good spirits as he took a break from the spotlight.
Top dude: The star was in the best shape of his life when he made the 1997 movie George Of The Jungle with Leslie Mann
Leading man appeal: Fraser also had big success with The Mummy franchise; he's seen here with co-star Rachel Weisz
Earlier this month he broke his silence on his depression that has crippled him for decades.
His divorce from Afton not doubt took a toll. But so did his movies, where he was required to pull off some fairly dangerous stunts.
'By the time I did the third Mummy picture in China [in 2008], I was put together with tape and ice...'cause they're small and light and they can fit under your clothes. I was building an exoskeleton for myself daily,' he told the men's monthly magazine.
Eventually he needed multiple surgeries.
All rigged up: The Bedazzled actor carried a pair of blue and black flippers and had snorkel gear on his head over his black cap
Daddy: He has three children: Griffin, aged 15, Holden, aged 13, and Leland, aged 11, with ex-wife Afton Smith
Cooling off the best way: He chugged on bottled water as she looked out at the ocean
He needed a lumbar laminectomy, a surgery that removes the back portion of a vertebra in the lower back, to create more room within the spinal canal.
However, it didn't take and it had to be done again a year later. He underwent a partial knee replacement, more back surgery involving bolting various compressed spinal pads together and even surgery to repair his vocal cords.
Fraser said he was in and out of hospitals for almost seven years.
Time to chill: He was thrust into the spotlight after his bombshell GQ interview; he also has had a career comeback thanks to the TV shows The Affair and Trust
Time for a dip: The Journey to the Center of the Earth actor was seen here with his son
As far as his sexual assault, he said it was made by an influential Hollywood figure.
In 2003 by the then-president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Philip Berk.
The alleged incident occurred in 2003 at the Beverly Hills Hotel while they were having lunch.
Talking it up: Here the star is seen chatting with one of his children, who was in white
Ready to work out: Brendan is not as thin as he was when he made George Of The Jungle, but he seemed to be working out to maintain his health
Painful past: 'By the time I did the third Mummy picture in China [in 2008], I was put together with tape and ice...'cause they're small and light and they can fit under your clothes. I was building an exoskeleton for myself daily,' he told the men's monthly magazine
Hospital visits: Eventually the injuries he received while performing his stunts required multiple surgeries
Challenging: He needed a lumbar laminectomy, a surgery that removes the back portion of a vertebra in the lower back, to create more room within the spinal canal
'His left hand reaches around, grabs my a** cheek, and one of his fingers touches me in the taint,' he told the publication.
'And he starts moving it around. I felt ill. I felt like a little kid. I felt like there was a ball in my throat. I thought I was going to cry.'
After immediately leaving the luncheon, Fraser told his wife of the interaction but otherwise remained silent for fear of embarrassment and career damage.
On his way in: After looking around, the Texas Rising star walked off the float
Jump in! The Nineties movie king held his nose as he made his way into the water
While he did not go public, about the incident he eventually did report it to the HFPA, but their response was clear: Fraser was rarely invited back to the Globes after 2003.
In the article, Berk says he wrote a letter to Fraser about the incident but 'admitted no wrongdoing.'
Fraser said that he became depressed and he started telling himself he deserved what had happened to him.
A board short kind of day: The Affair actor was seen walking down the beach with his teen son
'I was blaming myself and I was miserable - because I was saying: "This is nothing; this guy reached around and he copped a feel". That summer wore on - and I can't remember what I went on to work on next.'
'Maybe I am over-reacting in terms of what the instance was,' he says about the Berk allegation. 'I just know what my truth is.'
Trust debuts on March 23 on FX.
His new role: The actor in a cowboy hat as he poses with Donald Sutherland for the premiere of Trust in NYC earlier this month
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