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Michael Douglas Suffers Hora-Related Injury

The actor partied a little too hearty at his son’s bar mitzvah

Stephanie Butnick
May 09, 2014
Michael Douglas. (CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images)
Michael Douglas. (CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Michael Douglas celebrated his son Dylan’s bar mitzvah last weekend, but he may have overdone it on the dance floor. The New York Post‘s Page Six reports that the 69-year-old actor suffered a hora-related injury that left him limping days later. Stars—they’re just like us!

“I’m hurting,” he told us. “I don’t know whether it’s my groin or a hernia. I got carried away at my son’s bar mitzvah this weekend. You know they put you up in the chairs over the top — I think something happened there.”

I’m telling you, the hora can be dangerous. There are elderly relatives to watch out for, gnashing stiletto spikes to avoid, plus everyone’s going at a completely different speed. Those concentric circles are basically a dance floor version of Frogger. And don’t get me started about going up in those chairs. I happened to have gone up in the chair myself this past weekend at my sister’s wedding (#silverbut!) and I’m still a little seasick.

No wonder Douglas was so excited, though. The bar mitzvah invitation was apparently a picture of young Dylan photoshopped onto a Rolling Stone cover. I bet the giveaway was even better.

Stephanie Butnick is chief strategy officer of Tablet Magazine, co-founder of Tablet Studios, and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.