Is Tom Felton OK? Harry Potter actor collapses at golf game day after 34th birthday
Harry Potter actor and internet sweetheart Tom Felton suffered an unprecedented medical episode just a day after his 34th birthday on September 22, 2021. The actor, who portrayed Draco Malfoy's character in the blockbuster franchise, was playing a round of golf at a celebrity game in Whistling Straits, Wisconsin, ahead of the Ryder Cup. Tom Felton was spotted collapsing on the ground mid-game, following which he was escorted immediately to a local hospital for treatment.
The Ryder Cup, a popular golf competition between the United States and Europe, is scheduled to tee off on Friday, September 24. A celebrity golf game was organized at the Whistling Straits golf course in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, before the start of the Ryder Cup. Tom Felton, an experienced golfer himself, was a part of the game attended by other celebrities like Teemu Selanne, Mandy Rose, Toni Kukoc, Mike Eruzione, Stephanie Szostak, A.J. Hawk, Dan Jansen, Alessandro Del Piero, Kelly Slater, and Sasha Vujacic.
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According to DailyMail, the Harry Potter star appeared visibly unwell and collapsed on the ground, when other celebs and the ground staff rushed in to help him. After receiving preliminary treatment, Felton was laid down on a golf cart and escorted away. Later, the PGA of America informed that the actor experienced a 'medical incident' and was sent to a 'local hospital for treatment'. Further details about the nature of his illness are yet to be revealed. In the photos released from the ground, Felton appears to be light-headed and out of sorts, as he can be seen flanked by his playmates and ground authorities.
On September 22, on the occasion of his birthday, Felton posted a black-and-white selfie of himself with the caption, "33 years done - good lord 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 & sense of humour - let’s keep a good thing going - to the next 33 xx." His Instagram was flooded with birthday wishes from celebrities and fans across the world.
A die-hard Potterhead and part-time musician, Tom Felton regularly posts snippets from Harry Potter sets. He often fondly reminisces his teenage days of shooting the movies with the ensemble cast. In fact, during the pandemic last year, Felton took the initiative to organize a virtual cast reunion for Harry Potter fans. He was just 14 years old when he acted as Draco Malfoy in the first Harry Potter movie - 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'.