‘Top Gun: Maverick’ star Miles Teller reveals he got terribly sick after testing positive for jet fuel in his blood

Miles Teller cruised by Late Night With Seth Meyers, Tuesday, where the Top Gun: Maverick star revealed that while shooting the film, he felt the need, the need for speedy medical attention.

“So we landed, I'm just like, ‘I'm not feeling too good,’ Teller explained. “And I was really hot, and I just started itching like crazy. So I get out of the jet, and I'm just covered in hives, like, head to toe.”

Teller immediately went to the doctor, who drew blood for analysis and had him bathe in oatmeal.

“My bloodwork comes back, and I have flame-retardant, pesticides, and jet fuel in my blood,” Teller revealed.

The actor’s sacrifice appears to have been worth it, as Maverick just became the highest grossing film of 2022. But when he attempted to brag about his unusual blood analysis to co-star Tom Cruise, he learned that one-upping the star is a mission impossible.

“So then I go to set the next day, and Tom's like, ‘So, how did it go, Miles what did they find?’ Teller recalled. “I was like, ‘Well, Tom, it turns out I have jet fuel in my blood.’ And without even skipping a beat, Tom just goes, ‘Yeah, I was born with it, kid.’”

Video transcript

MILES TELLER: So we landed, and I'm just like, man, I'm not feeling too good. And I was like-- I was really hot, and I just started itching like crazy. So I get out of the jet and I'm just covered in hives, head to toe.

KYLIE MAR: Miles Teller cruised by "Late Night with Seth Meyers" Tuesday where the "Top Gun Maverick" star revealed that while shooting the film, he felt the need, the need for speedy medical attention.

MILES TELLER: I go to the doctor and my bloodwork comes back. And I have flame retardant, pesticides, and jet fuel in my blood.

SETH MEYERS: Oh my God.

MILES TELLER: So-- that's what I thought. But then I thought, wait a second. This is actually kind of cool.

KYLIE MAR: The actor's sacrifice appears to have been worth it as "Maverick" just became the highest grossing film of 2022. But when he attempted to brag about his unusual blood analysis to co-star Tom Cruise, he learned that one upping the star is a mission impossible.

MILES TELLER: So then I go to-- so I go to set the next day and Tom is like, so how did it go, Miles? What did they find? I was like, well, Tom, it turns out I have jet fuel in my blood. And without even skipping a beat, Tom just goes, yeah I was born with it, kid.

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