10/14/2008 at 05:00 AM EDT
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
"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
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."