Actor Kevin Spacey Hospitalised in Uzbekistan After Arm Goes Numb

Written by Keji Evelyn

American actor, Kevin Spacey, had a health scare in Uzbekistan on Monday, when he felt his left arm go numb while visiting a museum in Samarkand.

The 64-year-old star of House of Cards was feared to have had a heart attack, but was given the all-clear by doctors after undergoing several tests, including an MRI.

He was rushed to the Innova Diagnostic Clinic from the Afrasiyab Museum, where he was on a tour as part of the Tashkent International Film Festival.

He later returned to the festival and appeared on stage, telling the audience that his health was ‘normal’ and that the incident ‘made me really take a moment and think about how fragile life is’.

The Oscar-winning actor shared his experience during his speech at the festival’s closing ceremony, according to the festival organisers.

He said, “I was looking at these extraordinary murals on the walls and I suddenly felt my entire left arm go numb for about eight seconds.

“I shook it off, but I immediately told the people I was with and we went immediately to the medical centre.”

He said he spent the afternoon undergoing a ‘variety of tests’, and that ‘everything turned out to be completely normal’.

He expressed his gratitude that it was not ‘anything more serious’, and that he was ‘pleasantly surprised’ that Samarkand had ‘such qualified doctors’.

He added, “Human life is very fragile and short, so everyone should live together and support each other.”

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