Austin Butler Was Rushed to the Hospital After Wrapping ‘Elvis’

Austin Butler.
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You are committed to the role. Austin ButlerAfter wrapping filming, he found his self in a terrifying situation ElvisLast year.

When the Carrie Diaries30-year-old alum finished the movie in March 2021. But he was immediately faced with a health emergency. “The next day I woke up at 4 in the morning with excruciating pain, and I was rushed to the hospital,” the California native recalled in an interview with GQPublished on Wednesday, May 25.

“My body just started shutting down the day after I finished Elvis,” Butler added, noting that he was diagnosed with a virus that simulates appendicitis. After one week of bed rest, he was fully recovered.

The Once Upon a Time, Hollywood actor’s health wasn’t the only thing that changed after he portrayed Elvis Presley in the biopic, which hits theaters on June 24. “My family said I didn’t sound like me anymore,” he told the outlet.

Butler was named the titular actor in July 2019, five more years after his tenure as director. Baz LuhrmannThe project was started. The late rock icon’s family members have praised the actor’s performance after seeing early screenings of the film.

“It is a true story told brilliantly and creatively that only Baz, in his unique artistic way, could have delivered,” Priscilla Presley, who was married to the “Jailhouse Rock” singer from 1967 to 1973, wrote via Facebook in April. “Austin Butler, who played Elvis is outstanding. … Bravo to him … he knew he had big shoes to fill.”

The DallasLater, the 77-year-old alum said that Lisa Marie PresleyThe movie was also enjoyed by her daughter, who is a pop legend herself.

“I’ve seen ElvisI watched the trailer for the film over a dozen more times. But my daughter’s words about how much she loved the film were the best. [Lisa’s daughter] Riley [Keough] will love it too when she sees it brought tears,” Priscilla wrote via Instagram in May 2022. “I relived every moment in this film. It took me a few days before I could overcome the emotions like Lisa. Beautiful work Baz. Tom [Hanks]Austin and Olivia [DeJonge].”

Elvis’ granddaughter Keough, 32, said watching the movie was an “emotional experience,” but she was happy that Luhrmann, 59, was the director in charge of the project.

“The first movie I ever watched in the theater and said I wanted to make movies was Moulin Rouge!, I was 12,” the ZolaThe actress said Varietyearlier this month. “It was a real honor to know Baz was doing this movie. … It wasn’t like I distrusted Baz in any way, but you’re protective over your family.”

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