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Rupert Murdoch Underwent Plastic Surgery Due To Yatch Accident

Rupert Murdoch resigned as a director of News International on July 21, 2012.

Rupert Murdoch is in the limelight for his fifth marriage with Elena Zhukova, a 67-year-old retired molecular biologist.

His plastic surgery speculation arises following his fifth marriage. Let’s explore the reason behind his plastic surgery.

Highlights

  • Rupert Murdoch underwent minor plastic surgery after a yacht accident in Sydney Harbor in December 1995.
  • He was rushed to St. Vincent’s Private Hospital in Sydney for an hour-long surgery to repair the ripped skin in his right hand’s second finger.
  • He has several health issues and was secretly hospitalized for pneumonia, a broken back, a torn Achilles tendon, seizures, and atrial fibrillation.

Rupert Murdoch is the fourth child of Sir Keith Murdoch and Dame Elisabeth, born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on March 11, 1931.

He has English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry and grew up with three sisters, Helen, Anne, and Janet.

Rupert is a business magnate who owns several national and international publishing outlets worldwide through his company, News Corp.

His estimated net worth of $21.7 billion placed him among the top 75 wealthiest people globally in March 2002.

He stepped down last year as head of media giants News Corp and Fox, passing the chairmanship to his oldest son, Lachlan.

His new marriage marks a new chapter in his eventful personal life.

Rupert Murdoch Undergone Plastic Surgery To Replace Ripped Skin

The media mogul Rupert Murdoch underwent minor plastic surgery after a yacht accident in Sydney Harbor in December 1995.

He jammed his finger in a winch on the American-built maxi-yacht Sayonara and had to repair the ripped skin from the top of his right hand’s second finger.

The maxi-yacht was close to the Sydney Harbor Bridge while he held the main sheet.

A few moments later, he was resting on the gunwale and stretching his hand over the edge of the yacht. He expressed,

I did what I was told not to do and put my finger near the winch.

Afterward, he was hurried ashore and taken to St. Vincent’s Private Hospital in Sydney for an hour-long surgery.

However, he told one of his staff members that he felt fine just before the operation.

Larry Ellison, the skipper of the yacht Sayonara, elaborated,

It was just a freak accident. Fortunately it’s minor. It’s no big deal. He’ll be fine for the big race. Don’t worry about that. It happened when the race was over and we were all relaxing at the end of the day and sometimes when you’re chatting you don’t pay attention for a second.

Moreover, Rupert Murdoch was scheduled to crew on the 78-foot Sayonara in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

Similarly, he was secretly hospitalized for two bouts of pneumonia, a broken back, a torn Achilles tendon, seizures, and atrial fibrillation.

Additional Information

  • Rupert Murdoch was only 21 when his father passed away from cancer at the age of 1952.
  • He faced allegations in July 2011 that his company has been regularly hacking the phones of celebrities, royalty, and public citizens.
  • He married Patricia Booker in 1956, Anna Torv in 1967, Wendi Deng in 1999, and Jerry Hall in 2016.
  • Forbes ranked Rupert and his family as the 35th most powerful person in the world in 2016.
Ashish Maharjan
Ashish Maharjan
Ashish Maharjan, author at thedeparturefilm, has been covering entertainment news with a keen eye for detail and a knack for storytelling. An editor and writer with a passion for capturing the essence of athletic competition.
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