Adam Sandler appeared on Good Morning America to discuss his film Hustle with a noticeable shiner on his left eye.
“This is something I have to discuss, right?” the “Hustle” star, 55, said on “Good Morning America” while pointing to his black eye.
Sandler explained, “I was in bed, in the middle of the night and, you know how they tuck in your sheets at the bottom, some people? Somebody tucked in the sheets too much and I had my phone in the middle of the bed. I kicked my feet up to untuck it, the phone went flying, hit me in the head.”
“I refused to acknowledge it,” he added. “I felt blood and said, ‘Ah, there’s something going on, but I got to sleep.’ Kept sleeping, woke up …”
“GMA” co-anchor George Stephanopoulos then chimed in, “That is the most elaborate black-eye story I’ve ever heard!”
“There’s nothing cool about this thing,” Sandler said as the other “GMA” co-hosts laughed.
“It looks so cool. When I’m on the streets of New York, like, I see people going, ‘Oh, OK. He likes to fight, that guy.’ I’m like, ‘Ah, it was a bad accident.’”
In Hustle, Sandler plays Stanley Sugerman, a scout for the Philadelphia 76ers who dreams of being an NBA coach. Stanley, however, finds himself stuck traveling the globe, searching for the next unknown talent, often at the expense of spending quality time with his family. He’s at odds with his work-life balance and tries to be there for his wife Teresa (Queen Latifah) and their daughter, though his demanding job tends to get in the way.
Anyway, this is not the first time Sandler has appeared on television with a black eye.
In 2014, he appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” alongside Drew Barrymore and joked it was his “50 First Dates” co-star’s fault that he had a shiner.
Sandler said Barrymore, who was pregnant at the time, was not feeling “great” backstage and so he said he would “take a look.”
“She depanted [sic], and I looked up there, and this hand comes out and goes, ‘Boom!’” the comedian said, joking it was Barrymore’s unborn baby that hit him.
“That’s sick!” the “Never Been Kissed” star responded as the audience laughed.