Dammit Gerry, you’re making it harder and harder for me to defend you beyond the necessity of sheer patriotism! This is why David Tennant is now Paisley’s finest and not you! While his latest ‘epic’ Geostorm didn’t exactly light the box office on fire with weather busting lasers (although it did leave Mr Police and The Snowman grimacing), Butler’s happily been on the promotional trail with a look on his face that suggests he’s trying to track down Jason Statham’s agent’s phone number, or perhaps just fighting off the urge to punch a hurricane. Clearly, he’s got things on his mind, like how fucking stupid it wad to GET INJECTED WITH BEE VENOM!
During a chat with Lorraine Kelly (think the Scottish version of Kathy Lee without the smothering alcohol issues), Butler admitted that he tried Apitherapy, or bee venom therapy, to help with muscle strain while working on the film. This is a treatment that noted doctor Gwyneth Paltrow’s website Goop claims can help with conditions like arthritis and multiple sclerosis, and if you can’t trust the woman who sticks jade eggs up her vag, then who can you trust? Sadly for our pal Gerry, it all went a bit wrong. Christ, who could have seen that coming?
‘I had heard of this guy injecting bee venom, because apparently it has many anti-inflammatory compounds. So, I’m like: ‘Come, come to New Orleans where we’re filming.’ So, he gives me a shot, and I go: ‘Oh, that’s interesting’ — because it stings. Then he gives me 10 shots, and then I have the worst reaction. I kind of enter this anaphylactic shock. It’s awful, creepy crawlies all over me, swelled up, heart’s going to explode. But I go through it, and then I find out he gave me 10 times too much.’
Want to know the worst part? HE WENT BACK FOR MORE! AND ENDED UP IN HOSPITAL!
Gerard, as we say in our homeland, yer a fuckin’ bawbag.