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Sir Ian McKellen ‘rushed to hospital after falling off stage’

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Lord Of The Rings actor Sir Ian McKellen has been rushed to hospital after taking a dramatic fall off stage during a West End performance.The 85-year-old actor, currently starring as John Falstaff in Player Kings at the Noel Coward Theatre, reportedly lost his balance in an intense fight scene.The audience was informed that the rest of the evening's performance was cancelled and they were asked to leave the theatre.

A BBC journalist, who saw the play, said the veteran stage and screen actor was in a scene involving the Prince of Wales and Henry Percy when he fell off the front of the stage.

As lights were raised, he was heard crying out, and staff members hurried to assist him. Details on Sir Ian's condition following the incident are yet to be disclosed.

Player Kings, which is a take on Henry IV, Parts One and Two, kicked off its 12-week stint in the West End this April. OK! has contacted Sir Ian's representatives for comment.

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