Jared Leto is 30 seconds from serious harm as actor attempts to scale the wall of his Berlin hotel in a pair of sliders – three months after pulling the same bizarre stunt without a harness
Jared Leto was 30 seconds from serious harm on Tuesday as he attempted to climb a wall outside his Berlin hotel – without a safety harness.
For reasons known only to the Oscar-winning actor and musician, he gamely attempted to scale the exterior of the five-star Hotel de Rome in a pair of garish skull sliders.
Risking a sheer drop to the concrete entranceway, Leto, 51, managed to climb above the 19th century hotel’s first floor windows in his unconventional footwear before making his way down to the safety of Berlin’s Bebelplatz Square.
The eccentric 30 Seconds From Mars singer pulled a similar stunt outside the same hotel in June, when he drew a crowd while hoisting himself onto one of its enormous stone window ledges.
Days later Leto repeated the risky climb during a trip to Paris, where he was seen scaling the concrete wall of a building in the French capital.
Watch out: Jared Leto was 30 seconds from having a terrible accident on Tuesday as he attempted to climb a wall outside his Berlin hotel – without a safety harness
Bizarre: For reasons known only to the Oscar-winning actor and musician, he gamely attempted to scale the exterior of the five-star Hotel de Rome
Unconventional footwear: Leto attempted the climb in a pair of garish skull sliders
Leto attracted a somewhat larger group of spectators for his most recent attempt, but his motivation for potentially causing himself serious harm remains unclear.
It’s thought the stunt is part of his preparations for a new film role or music video, with Leto appearing to be have a conference with several people outside the hotel during his first attempt.
A tripod and a stool were close by, while one person held up a large reflective sheet for extra light, suggesting a production team was on hand to film his exploits.
According to TMZ he was joined by internet personality Younes Zarou, who is known for his illusion TikTok videos, during his first attempt in Berlin.
Leto is known for his love of climbing and once revealed he almost fell 600 feet while rock climbing at Nevada’s Red Rock when his safety rope began to fray.
In 2020, the actor detailed a harrowing experience had happened when he fell off a wall while scaling a cliff with professional rock climber Alex Honnold.
‘Not to sound dramatic, but this is the day I nearly died. Took a pretty good fall climbing with @alexhonnold at Red Rock,’ he began in the caption of two photos and a quick video from the scene.
‘Looked up and within seconds the rope was being cut by the rock while I dangled some 600 ft in the air.’
Here we go: Leto motioned to onlookers as he prepared for his latest climb on Tuesday
Not afraid of heights: The eccentric 30 Seconds From Mars singer pulled a similar stunt outside the same hotel in June (pictured)
Capital city: He was seen outside the Hotel de Rome, where he scaled the wall as onlookers watched from ground level
There he is again: Days later Leto repeated the risky climb during a trip to Paris, where he was seen scaling the concrete wall of a building in the French capital (pictured)
Step by step: The actor and musician climbed the imposing wall without a safety harness
Steady on: Risking a sheer drop to the concrete entranceway, Leto, 51, managed to climb above the 19th century hotel’s first floor windows
Unusual: Leto’s blue skull sliders inevitably caught the eye as he idled outside the hotel on Berlin’s Bebelplatz Square
‘I remember looking down at the ground below. It was a strange moment – less fear, more matter of fact, and slightly melancholy,’ he said.
‘The adrenaline came after, when I got back on the wall. But we made it through and lived to see another day.’
With some time to let the experience sink in, Leto added, ‘Overall it was actually quite fun. we continued climbing into the night.
He was able to climb to safety and point out just how close he had come to falling to his death
Don’t mind me: But the actor was hard to miss during his risky climb in Berlin on Tuesday
Loving it: He appeared unfazed while scaling the wall, a stunt that is thought to be part of a forthcoming project
Odd look: Leto wore a loose fitting tuxedo jacket and black zipped trousers with his sliders