PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Hey, it's Rocky. and Rocky?
Sylvester Stallone had passersby doing double takes and chanting "Rocky! Rocky!" on Friday as he made a surprise visit to the statue of his iconic Rocky Balboa character in Philadelphia.
The 71-year-old Stallone has played the underdog boxing champ in seven "Rocky" films since 1976 and is currently in the City of Brotherly Love making the sequel to the 2015 hit "Creed."
Stallone took a break from shooting to join Mayor Jim Kenney at the statue, next to the Philadelphia Art Museum steps he famously climbed in the first "Rocky" film.
We always enjoy welcoming Sylvester Stallone back to Philadelphia! Sly is still punching — and was very generous with his time with all the fans at the Rocky statue today! pic.twitter.com/EeahSJ1hKn— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) April 6, 2018
They rededicated a plaque that had been lost for 12 years and Kenney presented him with a personalized jersey from the Super Bowl champion Eagles.
Stallone commissioned the statue for "Rocky III" in 1980.
This is a dedication of a plaque that was made for the statue 12 years ago , but believe it or not, it had been missed placed ! Well, it was found and I want to thank the Mayor Jim Kenney and his staff , The Philadelphia Police Department, and of course the loyal fans that braved the cold. Keep punching, Philly