Robbie Coltrane, ‘Harry Potter’ Actor, Hospitalized Following Flight
Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in the Harry Potter series, was hospitalized Thursday in Orlando after falling ill on a flight.
Robbie Coltrane Hospitalized
Coltrane was en route from London to Orlando Thursday when he started to exhibit “severe flu-like symptoms,” reported TMZ. Upon his arrival in Orlando, the British actor was tended to by paramedics and taken to a nearby hospital.
According to his agent, Coltrane is now “resting” and will “be fine,” reported BBC News.
Coltrane had been traveling to Orlando to attend a Harry Potter convention alongside fellow British thespian Michael Gambon. Gambon had played Dumbledore, the Hogwarts headmaster who’d taken the lovable Hagrid under his wing in J.K. Rowling‘s books.
Some reports have suggested that Coltrane had been spotted drinking heavily prior to boarding the British Airways flight, though the actor’s agent has called such claims “completely untrue.”