1. Headline
  1. Headline
Image: Matthew McConaughey
Evan Agostini  /  AP file
Matthew McConaughey suffered a laceration to his face while preparing for his role in "The Grackle," a new movie from his J.K. Livin Productions, his publicist, Alan Nierob, said Monday in an e-mailed message.
updated 12/17/2007 6:02:40 PM ET 2007-12-17T23:02:40

Matthew McConaughey was in stitches — literally — after training for his upcoming fighter flick.

The 38-year-old actor cut his face while preparing for his role in “The Grackle,” a new movie from his J.K. Livin Productions, his publicist, Alan Nierob, said Monday in an e-mail.

Nierob said McConaughey had been training Ultimate Fighting Championship-style. He did not know when and where the injury occurred.

Slideshow: Celebrity Sightings Photos posted Monday on celebrity gossip Web site X17 show McConaughey wearing a bandage over his left eye while riding in the passenger seat of a car. According to the site, the shots were snapped last week after he delivered a eulogy at a funeral service for the late daredevil Evel Knievel.

McConaughey’s screen credits include “Failure to Launch,” “We Are Marshall” and “A Time to Kill.” He’ll next be seen in the comedy “Fool’s Gold,” co-starring Kate Hudson.

© 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Discuss:

Discussion comments

,

Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments

More on TODAY.com

  1. Mike Lawrence / AP

    Massive winter storm brings down half of the country

    3/5/2015 11:59:12 AM +00:00 2015-03-05T11:59:12
  1. TODAY

    Hillary Clinton breaks silence on email scandal

    3/5/2015 11:55:57 AM +00:00 2015-03-05T11:55:57
  1. Libor Jany / Twitter

    Prince's junior high basketball photo is awesome

    3/4/2015 8:26:50 PM +00:00 2015-03-04T20:26:50
  1. Getty Images

    TODAY wants to know: How often do you wear makeup?

    3/4/2015 10:48:16 PM +00:00 2015-03-04T22:48:16
  1. Dads push for change from 'Amazon Mom' to 'Amazon Family'

    Members of the 1,000-strong dad blogger community that Miller founded on Facebook in 2012 came together this week to revive a cause he believed in – convincing Amazon.com to change the name of the United States-based version of its Amazon Mom program to Amazon Family.

    3/4/2015 11:56:38 PM +00:00 2015-03-04T23:56:38