Ryan Reynolds has revealed his doctor 'prescribed him with a stuntman' after he broke his neck while filming 2013's Safe House.

The 40-year-old actor, who is currently promoting his latest action/adventure movie The Hitman's Bodyguard, said he no longer does his own stunts after having some ''bad injuries''.

''I've had some bad injuries doing stunts. I broke a couple of vertebrae in my neck. It was a bad situation," the actor told Empire magazine. 

''I remember the doctor sitting in the office - it was about the seventh time I had been there that year - and he writes on a prescription pad, rips off the note and it reads 'Stuntman'. Point taken.

''So now I use four different guys that come with me. Thankfully nothing scary happened on this one [The Hitman's Bodyguard].''

Reynolds had to rely on a stuntman to pull all of the awesome moves in Deadpool

The Hitman's Bodyguard follows a successful hitman (Samuel L. Jackson) who must testify against one of the most brutal dictators in the world.

The world’s top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) is tasked with protection him on his way from England to the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands.

The Hitman's Bodyguard hits Irish shores on August 18. Watch the trailer below:

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