Gerard Butler wanted to quit acting after split from Morgan Brown

Actor Gerard Butler reveals he’s on a ‘full-blown quest’ to ‘leave a deeper impact’ – after split from girlfriend Morgan Brown and devastating motorbike accident

Gerard Butler has revealed that a series of devastating experiences left him questioning whether he wants to continue being an actor. 

Speaking to the Courier Mail this week, the 50-year-old said one of those painful experiences was his split from his girlfriend of six years, actress Morgan Brown, 49, in August, in the middle of the pandemic. 

He said:  ‘I went through a break-up during corona so I lost a loved one in a different way, and that’s been very hard, much harder than I thought’. 

Endings: Gerard Butler (left) has revealed that a series of devastating experiences left him questioning whether he wants to continue being an actor. One of those painful experiences was his split from his girlfriend of six years, actress Morgan Brown (right), 49, in August

Gerard says he also fell ill during that same period, as well as going through several surgeries related to his 2017 motorbike crash. 

‘I had a surgery that went wrong, which then became seven surgeries. I had a motorcycle accident that almost killed me and I suddenly thought, “There has to be something more,”‘ he told the paper. 

The Bounty Hunter star reconsidered if his movies were important to people, and if he should continue in the profession. 

Hard: ‘I went through a break-up during corona so I lost a loved one in a different way, and that’s been very hard, much harder than I thought’,’ he said

‘There comes a point where you go, “Is that it? Is there something more that’s part of my journey?” The things I’ve been through, not as an actor but as a person, make me think about a different kind of impact I could leave behind. 

‘So it’s started me on a full-blown quest, which I’m in the middle of right now,’ he added.     

The Ugly Truth actor was rushed to hospital after crashing his motorbike in Los Angeles in October 2017. 

Shortly after, he admitted he now ‘thinks more’ about his life following the terrifying accident – which sent him flying through the air, and fractured his foot in five places.

Going on? The Bounty Hunter star reconsidered if his movies were important to people, and if he should continue in the profession. Pictured in Angel Has Fallen 

Changes: ‘There comes a point where you go, “Is that it? Is there something more that’s part of my journey?” The things I’ve been through, not as an actor but as a person, make me think about a different kind of impact I could leave behind’ he said. Pictured in London Has Fallen 

Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine, the star vowed to adventure in a ‘safer’ way from now on, after believing he was going to ‘wake up paralysed’ or even lose his life to the crash.

The 300 star admitted he was convinced he was going to die as he flew ‘through the air’, after being hit by a car in LA.

Discussing the shocking incident, he said: ‘I thought, this is it. I was going very fast so I knew I was going far when I crashed.’ 

Difficult: Gerard says he also fell ill during that same period, as well as going through several surgeries related to his 2017 motorbike crash. ‘It’s started me on a full-blown quest, which I’m in the middle of right now,’ he added

‘I was going through the air a certain way, and it seemed like a long time. I thought if I fall in the wrong way I’m a dead man, or I’m going to wake up paralysed.’  

The PS I Love You actor went on to explain the crash has helped him realise how precious life is, and has led him to tone down his adventurous lifestyle – despite being a huge fan of motorbikes.

‘It makes you think, I need to think about other things,’ he added. ‘I want to not have the stress of waking up in the morning and thinking I have this coming up and that coming up. I want an adventure but in a safer way.’ 

The PS I Love You actor went on to explain the crash has helped him realise how precious life is. ‘It makes you think, I need to think about other things,’ he said. Pictured in Angel Has Fallen

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