The Story Behind Jason Momoa’s Face Scar Is Wild

Mehera Bonner
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From House Beautiful

  • Former Game of Thrones star (RIP, Khal Drogo) Jason Momoa has a giant scar across his eye and the story behind it is brutal.
  • The actor had to get 140 stitches after getting hit in the face at a bar.

Do you ever just stare at Jason Momoa’s face? Wow, hard same, we have so much in common. In that case, perhaps you’ve noticed he has a sick scar cutting diagonally through his left eyebrow, which most definitely adds to his overall ~vibes~ and also is slightly reminiscent of the living Lion King legend aptly known as, well, Scar.

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So, how did Jason get this scar? No, not while playing our collective moon and stars Drogo on Game of Thrones. The story behind his scar is actually super intense and involves a bar fight, so buckle up.

Apparently, circa 2008, Jason was hanging out in a bar and got hit in the eye with a pint glass that shattered all over the place. Jason told the New York Post he had to get 140 stitches, and frankly, he’s down with the look. “I got called ‘pretty boy’ my whole life,” he said. “If anything, it’s like, Good. It’s not my thing now.”

For the record, here’s Jason before getting hit in the face with a pint glass (still not over this story):

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And here he is after:

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And here he is on Game of Thrones just because:

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On that note, see ya: gonna go mourn the end of this show.

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