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Ashton Kutcher Was Hospitalized Because of His Role as Steve Jobs – Here’s What Happened

Steve Jobs was a very mysterious and interesting individual. More than being a tech genius who founded Apple, the man was also known for his bizarre food habits.

When Ashton Kutcher was tapped to play the man in a biopic, he naturally studied every little thing about the late inventor. After all, it was a great opportunity to portray the iconic industrial designer. However, being immersed so much in the life of Steve landed the actor at the hospital.

Readying for the Role

Ashton did everything that Steve did when he was well and alive. He embraced the tech guru’s life as if it were his, but as it turned out, it’s not quite good to fully immerse in a character – at least for Ashton and this role.

Anton_Ivanov / Shutterstock — Steve Jobs died in 2011

The thespian chose to do method acting for the part, delving himself physically, emotionally, and mentally into who the person was. Ashton tried to copy Steve’s walk, voice, and mannerisms in order to make the portrayal as realistic as possible.

A side-by-side photo of them can fool anyone into thinking that it was just one person – that’s how dedicated he was with the job. That’s not all, Ashton also copied how Steve ate, but it didn’t prove to be safe.

Following Steve Jobs’ Diet

Steve was known for following a fruitarian diet, an eating program that nutritionists and dietitians frown upon because of how harmful it is for their health. For a month, Ashton consumed nothing but seeds, fruits, and nuts.

It is seen as an extreme diet because of how restrictive it is, and people who adhere to this plan usually lack nutrients from other food groups. Fruits are highly nutritious, but an all-fruit diet doesn’t promote a holistically healthy body.

Effect of All-Fruit Diet on Ashton Kutcher

Anything too restrictive or limiting is not considered a sustainable diet and may even be harmful to your health. Many nutritionists and dietitians advise a well-balanced eating plan to ensure that all the body’s nutritional needs are addressed.

Si jiajun/Shutterstock — An all-fruit diet is not sustainable

Ashton learned this the hard way – he was rushed to the hospital two days before the filming started due to pancreatitis, which resulted from this all-fruit diet. Doctors noted that the actor had an inflamed pancreas and gave him pain-killers.

It is worth noting that Steve died of pancreatic cancer in 2011 at the age of 56. Many people think that his diet contributed to this disease.

Everett Collection / Shutterstock — Ashton has learned never to have an all-fruit diet ever

Perhaps by now, Ashton knows when to take a break from immersing in too much in a role. That or he has learned to follow a well-balanced diet.

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