Date: 8th May 2003

Roger Moore collapses on stage

Roger Moore has collapsed on stage during a play in New York.

The James Bond star, 75, was playing a cameo role in the Morecambe and Wise tribute The Play What I Wrote, which is directed by fellow Brit Kenneth Branagh.

He managed to struggle on through the last ten minutes of the show wearing a lederhosen outfit.

But he was later taken to a Manhattan hospital surrounded by paramedics with an oxygen mask over his mouth.

He was admitted to the Emergency Room where doctors treated him for respiratory problems.

A spokeswoman told The Sun: "Our doctors are looking at him now and his condition is stable."

Source: Press Release