Fraser later appeared in several big-budget films, including the third “Mummy” sequel and “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” but later told GQ that he had a number of appearances around this time due to his past stunts. He said he was dealing with health issues.
In the late 2000s, Fraser returned to blockbusters with his role as explorer Trevor Anderson in the 2008 film Journey to the Center of the Earth, loosely based on Jules Verne’s novel of the same name. I was. He also reprized his role as Rick O’Connell in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, also released in 2008.
That same year, Fraser played Moe in Inkheart (also based on the popular novel) and appeared in the 2009 action film GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
However, Fraser later told GQ that his physical health took a toll around this time, largely due to his grueling stunt work in past films.
“By the time I did my third ‘Mummy’ photo in China, I was held together with tape and ice, just being really geeky and fetish about ice packs,” Fraser said in a 2018 interview. told GQ’s Zach Barron. “I was building an exoskeleton for myself every day.”
Fraser says he was in and out of the hospital for the next seven years and underwent multiple surgeries, including a laminectomy, a partial knee replacement and vocal cord repair.