Ashton Kutcher's leading role as Steve Jobs in the biopic "jOBS" -- which recently premiered at Sundance -- took an immediate and dangerous turn when, two days before filming began, the actor was hospitalized with pancreas problems after reportedly mimicking the Apple founder's diet.
"First of all, the fruitarian diet can lead to like severe issues," Kutcher told USA Today. "I went to the hospital like two days before we started shooting the movie. I was like doubled over in pain. My pancreas levels were completely out of whack," Kutcher added. "It was really terrifying ... considering everything."
By several accounts, including Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography Steve Jobs, the tech entrepreneur often went on fruit-only diets. In fact, according to Isaacson, it was the inspiration for his company's name: "I was on one of my fruitarian diets," Jobs reportedly told Isaacson of the decision to call the computer company Apple. »
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