Hugh Jackman almost cut his ... little Jackman ... off with his Wolverine claws on the set of "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

I'm not sure I can finish writing this.

U.K. publication the Mirror reported the 45-year-old Australian was trying to protect his little guy while filming a naked scene for the upcoming movie.

"There was a very intense first scene and I insisted on a closed set," he told Graham Norton on his chat show. "I ran round the corner and all the female members of the crew were gathered there.

"I tried to cover myself and cut my inner thigh -- it was just the inner thigh thankfully. The metal claws had to go -- you can't have bits and pieces flying off."

Apparently someone didn't the memo when he turned 13 that long metal claws and being naked don't mix. Ever.

During the chat show, co-star Michael Fassbender also praised Jackman's commitment to his gym routine and said his energy was infectious.

"His discipline is incredible -- he is up and in the gym at 4.30 in the morning, every morning," Fassbender said. "When we arrived, there was a Jackman effect and we all started training to try and keep up."

Just keep hands and feet away from the claws.

Jackman reportedly spent 18 months training for his latest spin as Wolverine, who possesses animal-keen senses and a capacity to heal quickly. Which almost got a serious test.


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