- Tom Felton, famous for playing Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter, was hospitalized
- The actor collapsed while playing golf a day after turning 34
- In the movies, Felton acted as one of Harry Potter’s archenemies
Harry Potter star Tom Felton was hospitalized after fainting while playing golf.
CNN reports that Felton was participating in a celebrity golf game on Thursday, September 23, when the incident occurred.
Felton is well known for playing Harry Potter’s Rival Draco Malfoy in JK Rowling’s hit movie franchise.
The actor was conscious after passing out and being transported from the golf course in a cart.
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The Professional Golfers Association released a statement confirming the incident.
“During today’s Ryder Cup Celebrity Game, actor and musician Tom Felton suffered a medical incident on the course while competing for Europe.
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“He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. No further details are available,” we read.
Photos of the incident showed the pale movie star surrounded by other players and tournament officials before lying on a golf cart.
Day after birthday
Felton’s medical incident occurred just a day after he marked his 34th birthday on Wednesday, September 22.
He celebrated his birthday with a post on social media:
“33 years passed. Hell, it’s been so much fun getting here – yet somehow I still feel the best is yet to come.
Thank you all for your love, support and sense of humor. Let’s keep one good thing for the next 33.
Rupert Grint, who played Potter’s best friend Ron Wesley in the film, has previously said participation in the series was suffocating.
Unknown to many fans around the world, Grint got tired of shooting movies every year.
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However, he was grateful for the cast of harry potter, saying they were like family to him.
“The films take a year to shoot. But, I mean, it was a great experience and such a lovely family atmosphere. It was still kind of the same crew we grew up with.
“It never ended. Every year, we came back to the same sets, the same people, ”said the star.