Kit Harington Reveals He Almost Lost A Testicle Whilst Filming Game Of Thrones

Kit Harington Reveals He Almost Lost A Testicle Whilst Filming Game Of Thrones

Being an actor is a high-risk profession, especially when you’re in the cult series Game of Thrones it seems!

Actors often get injured when they’re filming, but losing a testicle… That’s never happened! However, Kit Harington, also known as Jon Snow, almost lost one of his nuts whilst filming a scene of Game of Thrones.

Fearing for his life

In a ‘making of’ video for HBO, Kit Harington told a story in which he almost lost a testicle. This little hiccup occurred while they were filming the romantic ride he took on the dragon’s back with Daenerys, in the first episode of Game of Thrones season 8.

‘I think what sums up the buck for me was there was a bit where Jon almost falls off. The dragon swings around really violently, like this, and my right ball got trapped, and I didn’t have time to say ‘Stop!’. And I was being swung around.’

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‘In my head, I thought, ‘This is how it ends, on this buck, swinging me around by my testicles, literally. […] Sorry. Probably too much information.’

We can imagine the fear Kit Harington felt, but luckily, he walked away from set that day with the crown jewels intact!

• Anna Wilkins
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