February 14th, 2011
02:10 PM ET
Is hotshot actor Channing Tatum missing a chromosome? That's the rumor circulating on a movie message board.
"I read on IMDb one time that I’m missing a chromosome or something. Which, I don’t know, could be true," he tells Vulture. "That’s all I read before I was like, 'Oh my God, I gotta stop' and pulled the ripcord. It’s all dangerous reading those message boards. I went on there to try to remember the name of a costume designer that I worked with and I scrolled down for a second and was just like no, no, no, no, no, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad."
Tatum also reveals that he's healed quite nicely since suffering severe burns in a very private place while shooting his new movie "The Eagle."
The film required him to wade in ice-cold waters, and to keep warm, he wore a high-tech wetsuit into which a combination of boiling water and river water was poured. But on one occasion, a crew member forgot to mix in cold water and dumped scalding-hot liquid down his suit.
"It’s by far one of the most painful things I’ve ever been through," the former stripper says of his below-the-belt burn. "That’s your man, that’s your dude, that’s your guy. I’ve had a longer relationship with him than I have with my parents."
Thankfully, he says, "I’m back on top. No scarring, nothing. That part of your body is very regenerative."
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