Kevin Spacey was rushed to hospital over fears he was suffering a heart attack after his arm went numb while attending a film festival.
The Oscar-winning actor, 64, underwent an MRI scan after the scare during the 15th Tashkent International Film Festival in Uzbekistan this week.
He became unwell while touring the Afrasiyab Museum in the ancient Silk Road city of Samarkand and felt his ‘entire left arm go numb for about eight seconds’.
The House of Cards star was taken to a clinic to undergo undergo a series of tests – including an MRI scan.
It was feared he could have suffered a heart attack, but doctors later gave him the all-clear.
In footage taken later that day at the festival, Spacey said he had ‘experienced something here today that was unexpected’.
‘I was looking at these extraordinary murals on the walls and I suddenly felt my entire left arm go numb for about eight seconds.
‘I shook it off, but I immediately told the people I was with and we went immediately to the […] medical centre,’ he said in the video, which has been shared by The Sun.
He added: ‘I spent the afternoon there having a variety of tests. Staff took care of me, and even put me through an MRI.
‘Everything turned out to be completely normal, and I’m grateful it’s not anything more serious. But it also made me really take a moment and think about how fragile life is – for all of us.’
Before Spacey had shared an update, a source close to him said: ‘Mr Spacey was taken to a medical centre over health concerns.
‘He was treated professionally by doctors and staff and found to have no problem with his heart,’ they added when speaking to The Sun.
Earlier this year Spacey was cleared of a series of charges of sexual assault.
He is currently in the process of attempting to rebuild his career after being cleared of sexually assaulting four men.
Speaking outside Southwark Crown Court in July, he told reporters in tears: ‘I lost everything in a matter of days.’
He had denied all charges – saying the allegations against him were motivated by ‘money, money and then money’.
At the time that the allegations were made public, Spacey was cut from hit series House of Cards, in which his was character killed off, while he was also edited out of Sir Ridley Scott’s film All The Money In The World.
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