Date: 10th November 2000
SIR MICHAEL CAINE was lucky to escape with his life after falling into a pit filled with razor-sharp metal whilst filming a new movie.
The ALFIE actor plunged into a 3.65 centimetre (12 foot) deep hole, full of metal lighting equipment, on the set of MISS CONGENIALITY in China.
Co-star and producer SANDRA BULLOCK says, "We all rushed over and we could just glimpse his purple shirt through all the metal. "I thought, 'Oh my God - I've killed Michael Caine! "He wasn't moving and we were really worried and he had all these cuts and gouges all over him.
Luckily, the veteran actor, 67, was hauled out without suffering serious injury. Bullock adds, "The next day however, he came bouncing in and said he was fine - claiming it was because of the Chinese medicine." (CPT/WNTSU/PDD)