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Kevin Costner recalls the painful diagnosis that led him to shoot award-winning film under morphine

Kevin Costner remembers the time when he was forced to shoot the 2015 film Unrecognized heroes He was dependent on an IV for ten days because he was suffering from kidney stones.

“I’ve never worked on set drunk. I’ve never worked on set high, but the last two weeks I worked I was on morphine,” the 69-year-old now said. “I had kidney stones and worked on an IV for 10 days. I don’t even know how. I was normal for about three days and then something happened to me.”

Kevin Costner (far right) in Hidden Figures

Speaking to People about filming the award-winning movie, which stars Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monae, he said he had never missed a day of work in his life and that he thought he was healthy until he had a second kidney stone.

“I was sitting in my trailer with a morphine IV in my arm, so at one point during the film I had to pull down my sleeves,” he said, adding that he refused to cry because “everyone was watching.”

Kevin Costner in “Hidden Figures”

Unrecognized heroes was nominated for three Oscars and won a SAG Award for Ensemble and three NAACP Awards. It tells the true story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, three black women who worked for NASA on astronaut John Glenn’s voyage into space in the 1950s.

The character Kevin was loosely based on Robert C. Gilruth, the first director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Kevin Costner appeared in the first five seasons of Yellowstone

The Yellowstone actor is now playing the lead role in his heart project, Horizon: An American Saga, in which his son Hayes also stars, and he admitted that he cast his son “selfishly” so he could spend more time alone with him.

But Hayes agreed and on the red carpet he said Entertainment tonight that he found the experience “really cool, it was an incredible experience”.

He added: “I was just really proud of my dad, he worked so long and all I could think about at that moment was him.”

Kevin Costner and family at the premiere of “Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1” in Los Angeles

Hayes is the middle son of Kevin and his ex-wife Christine Baumgartner; they are also parents to Cayden, 17, and Grace, 14. He is also father to Annie, 40, Lily, 37, and Joe, 36, whom he has with Cindy Silva. Cindy and Kevin married in 1978 and divorced in 1994.

Kevin is also father to 26-year-old son Liam with his former partner Bridget Rooney.

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