Chris Hemsworth straps on a support belt at the airport

He recently spoke about how filming Marvel's Thor franchise has taken a toll on his body.

And Chris Hemsworth, 34, appeared to be nursing a sore back as he stepped onto the tarmac at a Byron Bay airport this Tuesday.  

Sporting a concerned expression, the hunky actor was spotted wrapping a back support belt around his lower back and abdomen as he prepared to board a private jet.

Feeling Thor? Chris Hemsworth, 34, appeared to be nursing a sore back as he stepped onto the tarmac at a Byron Bay airport this Tuesday

Feeling Thor? Chris Hemsworth, 34, appeared to be nursing a sore back as he stepped onto the tarmac at a Byron Bay airport this Tuesday

Chris was flanked by a pile of luggage and several helpers as he slipped on the brace ahead of take-off. 

Baring his muscular legs and bulging biceps, the red carpet regular donned a simple white T-shirt, black board-shorts and scuffed running shoes.

He also obscured his visage from the morning glare with a pair of aviator-style sunglasses. 

Support needed: Sporting a concerned expression, the hunky actor was spotted wrapping a back support belt around his lower back and abdomen as he prepared to board a private jet

Support needed: Sporting a concerned expression, the hunky actor was spotted wrapping a back support belt around his lower back and abdomen as he prepared to board a private jet

  

  

Strapping himself in: Chris wrapped the thick brace around his lower back and adjusted it carefully before boarding the flight

Strapping himself in: Chris wrapped the thick brace around his lower back and adjusted it carefully before boarding the flight

Strapping himself in: Chris wrapped the thick brace around his lower back and adjusted it carefully before boarding the flight 

At one stage, Chris and an attentive helper were seen pulling a stylish quilted travel back from the back of a four-wheel drive. 

Ever the gentleman, Chris thanked the helper by shooting him a warm smile.  

The sighting comes after the debonair thespian spoke candidly about the physical

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