Kevin Spacey was said to have been hurried to the hospital when he experienced numbness in his left arm during the 15th Tashkent International Film Festival in Uzbekistan.
Kevin Spacey’s health scare: fear of a heart attack followed by an MRI scan
It is reported that the 64-year-old actor, who has won two Oscars, subsequently had an MRI scan, as per The Sun.
During his visit to the Afrasiyab Museum in the historic Silk Road town of Samarkand, Kevin Spacey experienced a health issue. He described feeling a momentary numbness in his entire left arm that lasted for approximately eight seconds.
Following this alarming incident, “Elvis & Nixon” actor was promptly transported to the Innova Diagnostic Clinic in Samarkand, where he underwent a thorough medical evaluation, including an MRI scan. Concerns initially arose that Spacey might have suffered a heart attack, but medical professionals eventually provided assurance by giving him an all-clear.
“Mr Spacey was taken to a medical centre over health concerns,” a source close to the actor said according to The Sun. “He was treated professionally by doctors and staff and found to have no problem with his heart.”
Later in the evening, Spacey made a return to the 15th Tashkent International Film Festival in Uzbekistan and seemed to be in high spirits, the NY Post reported.
Spacey says his health is back to normal, speaks about fragility of life
Speaking to the audience about the earlier alarming incident, the House of Cards actor assured everyone that his health was back to normal.
“It made me really take a moment and think about how fragile life is,” Spacey said. “For all of us.”
He said: “I experienced something here today that was unexpected.”
Spacey had made an announcement during an event in Tashkent. He expressed his determination for a “comeback” in his career, firmly believing that his “best roles were still ahead of him.”
This declaration came after he had been cleared earlier in the year of several charges of sexual assault. Spacey is currently in the process of trying to revive his career, having faced setbacks such as losing prominent roles and being removed from the “House of Cards.”