Ashton Kutcher Almost Jumped Off a Balcony to Help Twin Brother

The actor recently revealed the extraordinary measures he considered taking to help his twin brother.

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Ashton Kutcher doesn’t have universal appeal, as many of his detractors consider him a tool. But perhaps recent revelations about the actor’s huge heart might change their minds.

The Kutcher Twins’ Tough Road to Adulthood

We recently recapped Ashton Kutcher’s relationship with his twin brother, who suffers from cerebral’s palsy. We touched on some of the ways the star of That ’70s Show helped his brother deal with the devastating condition.

But a new interview reveals the extreme lengths to which he would go for Michael.

In the eighth grade, doctors told the Kutcher family that his brother needed a heart transplant quickly, ET Online noted. Michael reportedly flatlined in the hospital, and his brother considered stepping in to give Michael his.

“I’m thinking to myself, If anyone’s a match, I’m a match,” Ashton reportedly said on the program. “Now you start running that cycle through your head. You’re like, ‘This balcony looks far enough to take things.’”

He reportedly continued: “I think standing on the balcony going, ‘I’m a match,’ that moment is probably the exact moment the shift took place,” Ashton continued. “Where I’m like, ‘How do I get to be this lucky? And my brother to be born with cerebral palsy, then have a heart transplant.’”

Ashton Kutcher made the tearful comments in the debut episode of the new Paramount+ series The Check Up with Dr. David Agus. The first three episodes of the program — in which big-name celebrities talk about health issues — premiered Tuesday.

Agus confirmed the truth of what Ashton said in an interview with ET.

“Ashton went to his parents and said, ‘Take my heart,’” Agus insisted. “He said it truthfully. He really wanted to give it to his brother.”

Watch the trailer for The Check Up — which will also feature conversations with Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Howie Mandel, Maria Shriver, and Amy Schumer, among others.

Ashton Battles His Own Health Issues

Meanwhile, Ashton has his own health issues with which to contend. On an episode of the National Geographic program Running Wild With Bear Grylls: The Challenge that aired in August, Ashton Kutcher talked for the first time about the rare autoimmune disorder.

The actor said he was  “lucky to be alive” after experiencing the condition, which left him unable to hear, see, or walk.

“Like two years ago, I had this weird, super rare form of vasculitis,” Ashton Kutcher reportedly says in the interview. “[It] knocked out my vision, it knocked out my hearing, it knocked out like all my equilibrium,”

He had to devote a year to building back up each of the three abilities affected by the medical disorder.

There’s further proof that Ashton and his wife Mila Kunis are good people. They recently launched Stand with Ukraine, a GoFundMe effort. They pulled together a staggering $37 million for efforts to help war refugees fleeing Ukraine, where Kunis was born.

READ MORE: “Michael Kutcher: Who Is Ashton Kutcher’s Twin Brother?

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