Ian McKellen, Gandalf in ‘The Lord of the Rings’, falls off stage in London

Ian McKellen, Gandalf in ‘The Lord of the Rings’, falls off stage in London
Ian McKellen, Gandalf in ‘The Lord of the Rings’, falls off stage in London

At 85 years old, Ian McKellen He is still active but has had to take a break from his career after a fall this Monday night. The actor was playing John Falstaff in the play ‘Player Kings’ when he lost his balance during a scene of a fight and fell from the stage from the Noël Coward theater in London.

The show was immediately canceled and the audience was evacuated from the building while emergency crews treated the actor. Some attendees even claim that They could hear McKellen scream in pain.

The actor, known worldwide for the interpretation of Gandalf in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and Magneto in the X-Men movies, was immediately taken to the hospital and is progressing favorably.

In fact, a theater spokesperson later confirmed that Tuesday night’s performance had also been canceled “so Ian can rest,” but McKellen is expected to appear at the matinee performance of Wednesday.

“Following an examination, the brilliant team at the NHS have assured us that will recover quickly and completely and that Ian is in good spirits,” McKellen’s representative said in a statement.

«Thank you to our audience and the general public for their well wishes after Ian’s fall during the Player Kings performance tonight. Thanks to doctors Rachel and Lee who were present in the audience and to all the staff there for their support,” he thanked in the statement.

 
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