Tom Cruise broke two bones in his ankle when a stunt went wrong on 'Mission: Impossible 6'.

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

The Hollywood icon has reprised the part of IMF agent Ethan Hunt for the latest movie in the money-spinning franchise and while Tom is renowned for doing his own stunts, an accident on the set of the new movie has left him injured.

The Sun reports that Tom, 55, broke two bones in his ankle after he attempted to jump from a rigging to a building but appeared to miss his mark and hit the side of the structure.

He was seen limping after the incident and it is now believed that filming could be delayed for months while he recovers.

An insider said: "The injury is worse than was at first feared. Tom did serious damage and will need months to recover.

"He is the film's biggest star and everything revolves around him. The movie's bosses had no choice other than to postpone the filming."

Meanwhile, it was previously revealed that Jeremy Renner will not appear in 'Mission: Impossible 6' due to a scheduling clash with 'Avengers: Infinity War'.

The 46-year-old actor - who starred in earlier movies in the money-spinning series - had been in talks about a return, but a scheduling conflict with the Marvel film means he cannot return to the role of William Brandt.

However, the likes of Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin and Sean Harris are all returning for the latest instalment in the franchise, which had been slated for release in July 2018.

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