Date: 9th May 2003

Exhausted 007 Star Recovers In Hospital

Roger Moore is recovering in hospital from exhaustion and dehydration after collapsing during a Broadway show.

The 75-year-old actor fainted yesterday while performing a song and dance number in the comedy The Play What I Wrote.

He returned to the stage following a 10 minute break to complete the play before paramedics waiting outside Manhattan's Lyceum Theatre took him to hospital with an oxygen mask over his mouth.

"He is absolutely fine. The doctor is pleased with his progress," a spokeswoman for the show said.

Moore has been diagnosed as suffering from exhaustion and dehydration, says his agent, Jerry Pam.

The actor has travelled extensively in recent months as part of his work as a goodwill ambassador for Unicef, and had flown to New York for his role in the play, Mr Pam adds.

Moore was a secret celebrity guest star in the Broadway show and first performed on Tuesday. Yesterday was his second appearance.

"Roger was taken short of breath and fell to the floor on stage," said his assistant, Gareth Owen.

"He was quite exhausted. He has been doing an awful lot in the last few weeks."

Source: Ananova

Source: Press Release