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Austin Butler, Star of “Elvis,” was Hospitalized after Filming a Biopic: “My Body Shut Down.”

Austin Butler claimed that after finishing the historical film “Elvis,” his role as music legend Elvis Presley had taken a toll on his health, and he was sent to the hospital.

Austin Butler Says He Was “Rushed to Hospital” After Filming 'Elvis' Biopic

In an exclusive interview with GQ magazine on Tuesday, May 25, the American actor discussed his health difficulties after filming the Baz Luhrmann picture. Butler had to spend a week bedridden after being diagnosed with a virus that mimicked appendicitis after the film was completed in March 2021.

“The next day I woke up at four in the morning with excruciating pain and I was rushed to the hospital,” In the interview, he related his story. “My body just started shutting down the day after I finished ‘Elvis.’”

Austin Butler claimed that after finishing the historical film “Elvis,” his role as music legend Elvis Presley had taken a toll on his health, and he was sent to the hospital.

In an exclusive interview with GQ magazine on Tuesday, May 25, the American actor discussed his health difficulties after filming the Baz Luhrmann picture. Butler had to spend a week bedridden after being diagnosed with a virus that mimicked appendicitis after the film was completed in March 2021.

“Just images of Elvis everywhere, from every time period,” Butler has said “I think the film would have been very different if we had started shooting at that point, and I’m grateful I had the time to let myself marinate.”

In an attempt to connect with the late Presley by meeting his ex-wife, Priscilla, in addition to conducting research for the performance,

“She (Priscilla) looked like an angel. I walked down the hall with Baz afterwards with tears in my eyes,” he recalled.

“Elvis” had its global debut at the Cannes Film Festival and will be distributed on June 24 internationally.

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