Angus Cloud has revealed he fractured his skull after a fall about a decade ago, which caused “mild brain damage”.
The 24-year-old actor who plays drug dealer Fezco in it euphoriaShe has become a fan favorite over the course of the show’s two seasons.
In a new interview, Cloud opened up about the source of a scar on the right side of his head from falling into an excavation when he was about 14 and 15 years old.
“I was trapped. Eventually I got out – I don’t know how long,” he said diversity as part of the publication’s “Young Hollywood” special.
“It was freaking hard to climb out because my skull was broken but my skin wasn’t so all the bleeding was internal and pressing against my brain.”
After realizing that it was unlikely anyone would find him in the hole, Cloud went into what he called “survival mode” and climbed out, despite breaking his fingers.
He then made his way to his mother’s house, where she realized he wasn’t himself.
“She thought I was on drugs because my pupils were dilated like hell,” he said. “I tried to tell her what happened, but I could only start one sentence — I couldn’t finish it.”
Although he planned to go to bed to rest, Cloud’s mother changed her mind and took him to the hospital after he began vomiting “mouthfuls of crimson blood.”
The full extent of his injuries was realized after the operation. He explained, “They cut my head open, they put some screws and a plate over where I cracked my skull and — shit, sealed me up again, and that’s it.”
Looking back on the incident now, the actor says he hardly counts it as a significant event as the impact was negligible.
“It was almost like nothing happened,” he said. “I’m so blessed to only have a little bit of brain damage. You know, it’s so insignificant it’s not even really worth talking about.”
euphoria is nominated for three Emmy Awards at this year’s awards, including Outstanding Drama Series.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/angus-cloud-euphoria-broken-skull-b2142523.html Angus Cloud reveals he suffered “mild brain damage” after fracturing his skull as a teenager