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October 14, 2008 10:00 AM

007’s latest gadget is far from glamorous. Bond hunk Daniel Craig has been spotted wearing a shoulder sling as he promotes Quantum of Solace. What’s ailing him?

The actor reveals that he’s undergone surgery to correct a labral tear, or what he calls a “kind of separation of the shoulder.”

It’s an old injury, the 40-year-old tells the Daily Telegraph magazine, adding, “I’ve probably aggravated it by jumping around on Bond movies.”

“It wasn’t an essential operation but if I don’t do it now, I could do something on the next movie and rip it out of its socket,” he continues. “It’s just a pain in the a—, really, and it’ll be a long wait before it heals properly.”

Solace, Craig’s second outing as James Bond, will have its world premiere in London later this month – with Prince William and Harry in attendance.

As for the increased paparazzi attention since Craig donned those infamous blue swimtrunks for 2006’s Casino Royale, he calls the frenzy “incredibly odd.”

Still, he tells the magazine, his life remains largely unchanged. “I read books, go to the pub and drink.”

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