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Steve Jobs was big on wild diets and even fasting throughout his lifetime. The man was a true believer in restraint and the pleasures that could come from those restraints. So, when Ashton Kutcher decided to take on the lead role in Jobs, a film about the entrepreneur’s life that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival over the weekend, he also decided to take a gander at one of the out of the norm diets Jobs was a believer in.
I’ve heard stories about Jobs turning a little orange-tinged from eating too many carrots, but what Kutcher opted to try was a fruit-only deal. Unfortunately, what may have worked for Jobs (or may not have, depending on how you look at it), didn’t work so well for Kutcher. The 34-year-old actor found himself with severe pancreatic problems, and told USA Today that it even landed him in the hospital.
"First of all, the fruitarian diet can lead to like severe issues. I went to the hospital like two days before we started shooting the movie. I was like doubled over in pain.”
The doctors at the hospital determined his pancreas was not functioning properly, and that his pancreas levels were not normal. Considering Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011, Kutcher’s hospitalization is all the more frightening. After the fruit thing and the hospitalization, Kutcher decided on less health-strenuous ways to take on the appearance and mannerisms of the Apple co-founder, instead trying his hunched posture.