Rocketman and Kingsman star Taron Egerton was unable to finish his Saturday night performance of the new play, Cock, collapsing in the middle of its first show at the Ambassadors Theatre in London..
The scary moment brought down the curtain and halted the play. A doctor in the audience quickly tended to Egerton, who is 32-years-old.
After a brief delay, director Marianne Elliott came on stage to assure the crowd that Egerton was doing “absolutely fine” backstage. However, he was unable to continue, and understudy Joel Harper-Jackson stepped in for the final section of the play.
Cock also stars Quadrophenia’s Phil Daniels and Jade Anouka, best known for her role in the BBC adaptation of His Dark Materials. Written by Mike Bartlett, the play is about a man who begins to question his sexuality after falling in love with a woman he meets on his commute. The man previously identified as gay.
Previews for the new revival of Cock will continue on Monday night. No information on when Egeton will return to the play was immediately available. The play is scheduled for a 12-week run.
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