Tom Cruise Is Back Doing 'Mission Impossible' Stunts After Breaking Ankle

Tom Cruise Back On Mission Impossible Set After Broken Ankle
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Feb. 11 2018, Updated 7:42 p.m. ET

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Tom Cruise Back On Mission Impossible Set After Broken Ankle
Source: BACKGRID

Tom Cruise went back to work on Mission Impossible 6 after breaking his ankle in an agonizing stunt accident last year. The intrepid actor, 55, who loves doing his own stunt work, was seen above the Tate Modern Gallery tower in London with helicopters buzzing around him. Scroll down Radar's gallery for more about Cruise's recovery and the new shoot!

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Tom Cruise Back On Mission Impossible Set After Broken Ankle
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Cruise had broken his ankle during a failed building jumping stunt on the set of Mission Impossible 6 in August of last year. He admitted his foot still hadn't healed fully months after the accident.

Tom Cruise Back On Mission Impossible Set After Broken Ankle
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Still, Scientologist Cruise looked in his element as he stared up at an approaching military helicopter while filming a new scene this week. Production for the film was halted for months while Tom recovered from his injured ankle.

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Tom Cruise Back On Mission Impossible Set After Broken Ankle
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A harness appeared to be attached to Cruise's legs during part of the shoot. The star reportedly learned to fly a helicopter solo for the film.

Tom Cruise Back On Mission Impossible Set After Broken Ankle
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As Radar's video of the superstar from last year showed, Cruise had performed a dangerous stunt but wound up limping afterwards after landing hard. A source told Radar in keeping with his Scientology beliefs, Cruise had refused to take painkillers during his recovery.

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Tom Cruise Back On Mission Impossible Set After Broken Ankle
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In the accident, Cruise had tried to leap from a rigging next to one building onto another building. But he fell short and slammed hard into the side of the landing building.

Tom Cruise Back On Mission Impossible Set After Broken Ankle
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In the 2017 MI:6 stunt gone wrong, video of which went viral, Cruise attempted to limp away, but then collapsed!

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Tom Cruise Back On Mission Impossible Set After Broken Ankle
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But this week, Cruise looked ready to face the cameras again in his famous all-black Ethan Hunt outfit. The new Impossible movie is set to be released in July, so Cruise and his co-stars, including Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames, have to hurry and get their scenes done. Some of the filming was done at London's famed St. Paul's Cathedral.

Tom Cruise Back On Mission Impossible Set After Broken Ankle
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As Radar has reported, many of Cruise's films have featured risky business. There has recently been a full instigation on the deaths of two renowned pilots in the Cruise-starring war film American Made. They had allegedly fallen to their deaths.

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