Actor Kevin Spacey, 64, was rushed to a hospital on Monday while in Uzbekistan for a film festival.
Spacey sought emergency medical care when his left arm unexpectedly went numb.
A source told the Sun: “Mr. Spacey was taken to a medical center over health concerns. He was treated professionally by doctors and staff and found to have no problem with his heart.”
The New York Post reported the “House of Cards” actor, provided a brief statement after being released from the hospital. His comments were shared onstage at the Tashkent International Film Festival.
Spacey noted that his arm numbness was brief and occurred while touring the archaeological site Afrasiyab in Samarkand. I felt my “entire left arm go numb for about eight seconds,” Spacey recalled.
The actor said he feared he was suffering a heart attack, but medical tests confirmed that “everything [was] completely normal.”
Spacey added: “It made me really take a moment and think about how fragile life is. For all of us.”
The Sun reported that the two-time Oscar-winning actor was examined, received an MRI scan and was released the same day. No additional information was provided.
Spacey, who recently appeared in the low-budget film “Control,” directed by Gene Fallaize, was able to present a speech at the festival’s closing ceremony.
Geoffrey Mark, a friend, later commented to the Daily Mail about a Spacey comeback: “He’s going to have to rebuild, and in doing so, my opinion is, he’s going to go in a direction we hadn’t considered before.”
Mark added: “We’re going to see a whole new creative side of him come out. Most folks are going to say, ‘Wow, I never knew.’ There’s a lot more coming, good stuff coming, and I’m thrilled to see it.”
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