Jean-Claude Van Damme storms out of Australian TV interview
Jean-Claude Van Damme stormed out of an Australian TV interview.
The 55-year-old action star was being interviewed via satellite for morning show 'Sunrise' on Thursday (28.07.16) when he became annoyed by the questions, which included one about his former fling Kylie Minogue, and stormed out.
He said: "Yeah, I like Kylie, I like everybody - can I please come to Australia and talk to you? Sorry guys, I cannot do this anymore. You are talking to a guy who's very rough, you know? Let me talk. It's good for the people; they can hear that. Let me talk please. Those questions, the press, they have been asking me the same questions for the last 25 years. 'Kylie?' 'How's your training?' 'How's your this?' 'How's your that?' So, I'm coming to Australia to maybe do something kind of different with the audience.
"I'm 55 years old. So I'm not anymore 35, 25. I'm 55 years old. So I've got a different view of life, and we'll talk about this in Australia. But those interview you are giving me on TV right now, they are very boring. Because the questions are boring. It's difficult for me to answer the question, so I start to sweat. I don't feel good, because then I'm very...they are boring. Next question? You have something interesting to ask me?"
Jean-Claude, who was in Bangkok when the interview took place, then claimed he had to go to the restroom but actually tore off his microphone and left.
He could be heard saying: "What the f**k is going on with Australia? What the f**k is going on? I cannot do this. I'm too natural. You can blow this stuff away. What is this?"
The star was appearing on the show to promote an upcoming speaking tour in Australia.