Tom Brady Pretends His Bones Are Broken, George R.R. Martin Gives Up, And Other Celeb April Fool’s Jokes

Tom Brady gave fans quite a scare Wednesday, and all in the name of April Fool’s.

The Patriots Quarterback used Facebook to dispense his prank to the world, showing everyone that “Jordan’s crossover” – as in Michael Jordan – was “no joke.” Brady revealed himself sprawled in a hospital bed, swathed in a full-body cast with Jordan’s signature on his leg.

The only part of Tom Brady’s April Fool’s prank that was true was the pickup game of basketball and golf that he played with the NBA legend in the Bahamas, the New York Daily News reported. Brady also catapulted himself off a 40-foot cliff in Costa Rica, added ESPN. This made the potential for Brady to end up in full-body cast perhaps a tad believable, at least for a minute.

But Brady wasn’t the only one getting in on the April Fool’s pranks this year.

In perhaps the most horrifying, George R.R. Martin tweeted on March 31 that he’d given up writing the sixth installment of his Game of Thrones series, Winds of Winter, to allow the producers of the HBO to take over the story.

After all, it’s been widely reported that the HBO show will finish Martin’s story, Metro reported. So this, like Tom Brady’s prank, seemed all too real to book fans for at least a couple horrifying moments.

Norman Reedus, the beloved Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead, also pulled a fast one – but in person. No Facebook or Twitter for him, like Tom.

A TV production class at St. John’s University was treated to a Reedus cameo after some suspicious behavior from their professor; when he left the room, the class speculated that he was up to something, Mashable reported. That’s when Daryl himself arrived.

The actor gave the class some insights about his character, even musing about his possible death on the series. (Daryl would simply walk off into the distance and be embraced by a puppy.)

Then there were various viral videos featuring some pretty imaginative April Fool’s pranks. Here are some of the best.

Like James Corden being pranked by Katie Couric.

The ill-advised Honda Selfie Edition.

And this dating app for toddlers.

[Photo Courtesy Tom Brady Facebook]

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