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Tom Hiddleston: I injured myself!

Tom Hiddleston has revealed how he injured himself on the set of Avengers Assemble.

The 31-year-old British star reprises his villainous role as Loki in Joss Whedon's Marvel blockbuster, which sees him taking on six superheroes including Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth), but despite the battles with the others, it was during a stunt that he smashed his elbow.

"There was a moment when Loki has a throwdown with the Hulk and essentially, I had to jump backwards and land on my back. I had a back pad and everything, and then I just landed on my elbow," he recalled.

"There was a real crunching sound on my funny bone, and I thought, 'I've been in a fight with Chris Evans and he hit me and I didn't get injured. Chris Hemsworth has hit me in the face and I hadn't got injured there, but I've injured myself.' What an idiot basically!"

Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L Jackson and Jeremy Renner also star in Avengers Assemble, which opens in cinemas on April 26.

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