Ian McKellen suffered a serious accident and had to be hospitalized

Ian McKellen suffered a serious accident and had to be hospitalized
Ian McKellen suffered a serious accident and had to be hospitalized


Sir Ian McKellen, one of the most important performers in current cinema and theater, suffered a severe accident on Monday night. The actor, who gained enormous prestige through his works based on Shakespeare’s pieces, but who also won the hearts of a younger audience for his work in the saga of X Men and of The Lord of the ringshad to be hospitalized during the last hours.

While presenting a function Players King, during a fight scene, McKellen lost his balance and fell off the stage. The performance was immediately interrupted, and the public was evacuated from the well-known theater. Noel Coward from londons.

According to some witnesses to the BBCAfter the fall, the lights of the venue came on and the scream of the 85-year-old actor could be heard. And although those present were shocked by the strong fall, it was highlighted that McKellen, despite the blow, did not lose consciousness. “As far as I could see, he was awake because he was asking for help,” a witness told the British media.

Ian McKellen as Gandalf in The Fellowship of the Ring

Through a press release issued on behalf of the theater, a few hours later it was confirmed that McKellen is “recovering quickly” and is in good spirits. In that same text, he later detailed: “Thank you to our audience and the general public for their good wishes following Ian’s fall, during the evening performance of Player Kings. The production team has decided to cancel the show on Tuesday the 18th, so that Ian can rest. Thanks to doctors Rachel and Lee who were in the audience in the room, and to the entire team for their support.”

At work Player KingsMcKellen composes John Falstaff, one of the many characters that emerged from the pen of William Shakespeare, who are still linked to the extensive career of this English artist.

Ian McKellen was part of the first group of people to receive a vaccine against covidReuters

At the end of 2020, Ian McKellen became one of the first celebrities in the world to receive his covid vaccine. The actor was within the risk group for being over eighty years old, so at that time he was summoned to be part of the first group of people to receive the treatment in the United Kingdom, the first country in the world to authorize the vaccine (the one from the German company BioNTech and the American Pfizer).

The interpreter, who was named Sir by the British crown, went to Queen Mary University Hospital in London, where he received the injection. In dialogue with the aforementioned media, he said: “It is a very special day, I feel euphoric. “Anyone who has lived as long as I have is alive because they have had vaccines.”

Ian McKellen in Mr. HolmesArchive

And he added: “The acceptance among the older generation will be one hundred percent, as it should be, because they not only have it to do for themselves, but also for those who are close to them. “This way you are contributing your grain of sand to society.” Regarding the puncture, the interpreter added: “Of course it doesn’t hurt and it’s what has to be done. “It is also good to be able to contact and meet the medical staff to thank them for the hard work they have been doing.” Upon greeting, the actor concluded with a message for the rest of the people: “I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. “I feel very lucky to have gotten the vaccine.” In addition to McKellen, other celebrities, such as the English presenter Lionel Blair and the producer Michael Whitehallalso attended the vaccination center because they belonged to the risk group.

Through that message, McKellen sought to raise awareness about the importance of vaccination, which in the hardest years of the pandemic, became a key tool to combat the numerous conditions that presented serious complications linked to covid.


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