WHAT?! JEAN CLAUDE VAN DAMME CAN’T HEAR!

Published on: May 11, 2011
Photography by: ZUMA PRESS
WHAT?! JEAN CLAUDE VAN DAMME CAN’T HEAR!

Muscles from Brussels action man JEAN CLAUDE VAN DAMME diagnosed with partial deafness after weathering too many on-set explosions!

Van Damme’s doc has ordered the movie star to don protective ear wear on film sets, after diagnosing the chop socky star with high-frequency hearing loss.

Years of BLAM BLAM BLAM and BOOM KRAAAKABOOM BOOM in high-octane actioners have suddenly impaired Van Damme hearing.

On UK doc series Jean Claude Van Damme: Behind Closed Doors the tough guy revealed, "I shot lots of guns in movies but I'm able to hear unusual sounds, like if you slide fax paper in the living room I can hear it, like a German Shepherd."

Van Damme underwent multiple testing before being diagnosed with high-frequency hearing loss.

During the medical consultation, Van Damme was also warned he may need to undergo surgery on his nose, due to a deviated septum, no doubt due to his self-admitted years of cocaine abuse during the 1980s.