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Wednesday Mar 24 2021
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Robert Downey Jr. opens up on why he bid adieu to his ‘adventurous’ side

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Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr. is looking back at his ‘adventurous past’ and staying away from the thrill after hitting the middle age.

A video of his recent interview with Stephan Colbert on The Tonight Show has been making rounds where the Iron Man star opened up about his experience of skydiving.

“I have done [adventurous] stuff… I’m middle-aged now so it’s all about protecting the asset, literally, but, you know, I went skydiving,” said Downey Jr.

The actor also revealed that he tried advanced freefall from 12,000 feet: “I had twisted my line, it was not fun.”

"It was a real buzz when I realized that I was not going to hit the ground at terminal velocity and my chute opened,” the Sherlock Holmes star continued.

In spite of his past flings with adventure, the actor is sure that all of that is now behind him.

“I’m 55, brother. I’m looking at the back nine. I don’t want to have to explain to my kids why I’m in traction or why my face looks different or why I’m not available for months at a time cause I’m rehabbing something that I did cause I’m stupid,” he said.

For the unversed, the Avengers: Endgame actor had a rough past involving drug addiction.