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85-year-old actor Ian McKellen fell off the stage during a performance: the Lord of the Rings star screamed in pain, leaving fans worried

85-year-old Ian McKellen falls off the stage during a performance

Actor Ian McKellen, best known for his role as Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, was hospitalized after falling off the stage during a performance. In a state of shock, he shouted "Help me! My hands!", which scared the audience.

This happened at a time when Ian McKellen, in the role of John Falstaff, was engaged in a battle with the heroes Prince of Wales and Henry Percy in the theater production of Player Kings. According to the Daily Mail, the man was examined. The doctors concluded that he was fine and would make a "full and speedy recovery." The actor will return to the theater on Wednesday, June 19.

85-year-old actor Ian McKellen fell off the stage during a performance: the Lord of the Rings star screamed in pain, leaving fans worried

When the star stumbled and fell face first off the stage, the audience was shocked, and some were even brought to tears. One of them, Kol Baker, said that Ian McKellen was "scolding the villain and moving around" on stage when he suddenly tripped over some props and fell "almost on his stomach."

"He instantly screamed, and to be honest, the sounds were bone-chilling," he added.

What scared people was the fact that the actor is 85 years old, and such incidents can be very dangerous for his life:, "Everyone, I think, is just such a huge fan of his work, and they're just very sympathetic and scared that it could have been life-threatening because of his age."

Soon after, all spectators were dismissed and the performance was canceled. In particular, fans will not be able to see the play scheduled for Tuesday, June 18. The spokesperson said that this decision was made "so that Ian could rest."

85-year-old actor Ian McKellen fell off the stage during a performance: the Lord of the Rings star screamed in pain, leaving fans worried

"Thank you to our audience and the general public for their good wishes following Ian's fall during tonight's performance of Player Kings. After examination, the brilliant team at the National Health Service assured us that he will make a full and speedy recovery and that Ian is in good spirits," a representative of the production team said.

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