Mickey Rourke had to be helped up stairs by his girlfriend after suffering so many injuries from The Wrestler, femalefirst.co.uk reports.

The 56-year-old actor — who recently won a Golden Globe Award for his role as Randy (The Ram) Robinson in the movie — wasn’t prepared for the effects the brutal fighting scenes would have on his body.

“I had to try harder to get up in the morning. And because of my extra bulk, a football knee from high school acted up again. Two hundred years later! And my woman had to get behind me and push me up the stairs. I was pathetic looking,” he said.

“So my knees wouldn’t hold up, because of all the extra weight and the exercise. And all the injuries you get from being thrown down, you know?”