Ashton Kutcher was hospitalized twice whereas getting ready for ‘jobs’: watch Mila Kunis inform the story


Preparing to play Steve Jobs in the 2013 movie WorksAshton Kutcher followed a strict diet of raw fruits and vegetables, which led to him being hospitalized twice, according to his wife Mila Kunis. In a new episode of Hot ones On YouTube, Kunis shared new details about how Kutcher’s extreme eating habits affected his health.

Previously, Kutcher himself appeared on this show and said he developed pancreatitis after drinking too much carrot juice. So, host Sean Evans asked Kunis about his recollections of the experience. « He’s playing it down, » she replied. « He was so stupid. He also, I think, ate grapes at one point. »

She continued, “It was so stupid. We ended up in the hospital twice with pancreatitis. So, fact-checking, yes. It was really stupid.

In his 2019 Hot ones episode, Kutcher recalled the painful experience. « I was studying [Steve Jobs’s] his eating habits and behaviors and was told he drank a lot of carrot juice. So I started drinking carrot juice over and over, like, all day, ”he said. “Two weeks before we started filming, I suddenly had this back pain. And overnight, it just got worse and worse. I ended up in the hospital with the maximum dose of Dilaudid because my pancreas was, like, completely out of whack.

Pancreatitis is a condition in which the pancreas becomes inflamed, and it can be acute or chronic (meaning it comes and goes multiple times or is a lifelong problem). For most people, pancreatitis is a painful but short-term condition that goes away within days with treatment, which may include pain relievers (like the Dilaudid that Kutcher received), The Mayo Clinic explains. Severe episodes of pancreatitis can be extremely painful and lead to serious complications, such as kidney failure, infection of the pancreas, and damage to the pancreas which can increase your risk for diabetes or pancreatic cancer.

It’s not entirely clear how restrictive eating habits or malnutrition can cause pancreatitis, but the researchers noted that this is not a rare condition in people with eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia. Pancreatitis occurs when digestive enzymes produced by the pancreas activate inside the organ, causing inflammation and damage. Some studies have shown that malnutrition can damage pancreatic cells and ducts, possibly making pancreatitis more likely. But experts are still studying the exact mechanisms involved.

So if you notice any symptoms that could be signs of pancreatitis (such as severe pain in your back or upper abdomen along with fever, nausea, vomiting, tenderness, or rapid heartbeat), you need to follow Kutcher’s example and see a doctor.


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