Euphoria star Angus Cloud is known for being one of the most chill celebrities around. However, in a recent interview with Variety, Cloud switched things up and got serious, opening up about the scar on his head that many fans spotted on the show. The actor revealed that not only is it real, but it’s a result of a fall that broke his skull in 2013.
“It’s real,” the 24-year-old actor told Variety. “I broke my skull on Friday the 13th.”
While walking home alone at night, he fell into a construction pit that he didn’t spot — until it was too late and he was tumbling down. “I woke up 12 hours later at the bottom,” he explained. “I was trapped. I eventually climbed out after — I don’t know how long. It was hella hard to climb out, because my skull was broken, but my skin wasn’t, so all the bleeding was internal, pressing up against my brain.”
“But they wasn’t gonna find me down there. I found myself. Or God found me, whatever you want to call it.”
Angus Cloud’s mother took him to the hospital
He eventually climbed out, got on a bus and took himself home. Luckily, instead of going to bed as he had wanted to do, his mother took him to the hospital where he was operated on.
“They cut my head open, they put some screws and a plate over where I broke my skull and — sh*t, sealed me back up, and that was that,” he said.
His speech has changed since the accident
Most fans know that while playing Fezco on Euphoria, Cloud speaks quite slowly. But he also takes his time in real-life as well, which he explained is likely connected to his accident.
“Probably a little bit slower,” he told the interviewer of how his speech has changed since the fall. “And I mix the front of one word with the back of the next. I’ll scribble-scrabble two words together. Mix-match.”
Cloud’s story with Variety is a result of him being featured as a cover star as one of the outlet’s Power of Young Hollywood honourees. Other rising celebs covering the issue include Brooklyn Peltz Beckham, The Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey and singer Becky G.