- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 14, 2013

Jake Gyllenhaal was sent to the emergency room after he sliced his hand punching a mirror on the set of his new film “Nightcrawler” Wednesday morning, People first reported.

Jake flipped out,” a “Nightcrawler” source said, People reported. “His character was looking into a mirror during the scene and punched the mirror in anger and broke it, cutting himself so bad he had to be taken to a hospital.”

A source close to Mr. Gyllenhaal confirmed that the actor received stitches in the emergency room but said his outburst was simply due to an intense character moment.

“The scene was emotionally charged, and his character was talking into a mirror, and he got so into it, he banged his hands against the mirror, and it broke and cut him,” the source close to Mr. Gyllenhaal told People. “It was all the scene and not because he was mad about anything else.”