Ashton Kutcher Hospitalized For Being Steve Jobs

If the old adage holds true that you are what you eat, then few may be surprised to hear that Ashton Kutcher was hospitalized after a full-fledged diet consisting only of fruit.

All easy digs on the already rail-thin erstwhile Kelso aside, the actor took on the diet in order to better embody the role of Steve Jobs in jOBS, (one of the two) forthcoming biopic(s) that will soon grace the silver screen in theaters everywhere.

And it's no laughing matter: Experts have stated that eating only fruit can lead to severe problems with one's pancreas. The fact that the actual Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011 should be a dire caveat to Kutcher that even if he persists with the acting, he may want to take it easy with the apples.

"I went to the hospital like two days before we started shooting the movie," Kutcher said at jOBS' Sundance Film Festival film premiere. "I was like doubled over in pain. My pancreas levels were completely out of whack. It was really terrifying."

Perhaps just as terrifying for Kutcher has been the hotbed of (not surprisingly negative) reactions from critics and fans alike about his installation in a role portraying one of the last century's most influential people. He has, after all, made a career out of being the (not often loveable) goofball and was reputedly kicked off of Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown for "poor acting skills" before declining to be in a subsequent Steven Soderbergh for "not being up to par professionally" at the time.

Nonetheless, this early clip of jOBS - which is set for release April 19t - portends Kutcher's probably having prepared for the role in more ways than merely gorging on grapefruits all day long. Have to admit, he does look a might like ol' Steve-O, to boot.

Of course, once the clip hit the Web last week, Jobs' comrade Steve Wozniak was immediately on the case, ranting that "the scene is inaccurate." Perhaps he'll find that the next Jobs biopic, set to be produced from a seemingly avant-garde script by The Social Network scribe Aaron Sorkin, is one apple that doesn't fall quite so far from the tree. 

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