Tom Selleck is the heart and soul of Blue Bloods. He’s not only the patriarch of the Reagan family, but he’s a crucial player in nearly all of the show’s subplots. The actor’s involvement in the show is why recent reports have fans concerned.
An anonymous source told Radar Online that Selleck has been struggling with arthritis on the set of the show, and has been resorted to using a stunt double during takes in which he’s not required to speak. “Tom’s in a lot of pain and agony,” the source explained. “[He’s] gutting it out, but it’s obviously affecting him.”
Does Tom Selleck have health problems?
Representatives for the actor, however, deny these claims. They insist that Selleck is “fit and vigorous”, and does not have to contend with “constant pain” in any way, shape or form. Selleck, for his part, has been eager to play the part of Frank Reagan for as long as Blue Bloods is on the air. “I’ve got a mortgage,” he told TV Insider. “I’m game!”
This is not the first time the actor has had to battle arthritis rumors. Claims that his eyesight is diminishing as a result of arthritis have continued to swirl in recent years, but Selleck remains adamant that he is in good health. At least, for the most part.
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During a 2014 interview with GQ, Selleck admitted that he does have some bumps and bruises from doing his own stunts on Magnum, P.I. and various other action vehicles.
“You know, my back’s kind of messed up,” he explained. “When you do stunts in movies – I do a lot of them – you’re taking a risk, but you’re also sitting around a lot. So you might do a fight scene, and then you sit in your chair, and it’s not like you have a personal trainer saying, ‘Okay, we’re ready to go, but Tom needs 10 minutes of stretching and warm-up.'”
As far as we know, Selleck is ready for whatever Blue Bloods season 14 has in store.
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