Fleabag actor Andrew Scott enters hospital for minor surgery

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Andrew Scott, “Hot Priest” of Fleabag, was rushed to hospital for surgery.

The actor, 34, is undergoing surgery, which forced the end of the live-broadcast theater show he is playing in.

The Irish star was due to present five performances of Three Kings, from July 29 to August 1, but the Old Vic Theater has confirmed that the remaining productions will be postponed.

Oh no! Andrew Scott, Fleabag’s ‘hot priest’, rushed to hospital for surgery

A tweet said: “We are sorry to inform you that Andrew Scott is now in the hospital for minor surgery so we have to postpone the performance of #OVInCamera #OVThreeKings this week.

“The problem is not serious (nor related to COVID-19) and we expect Andrew to recover quickly. He sends his love and apologies and says he will see everyone next week.

MailOnline has reached out to representatives for Andrew Scott for comment.

Arrested: Actor, 34, undergoes surgery, which forced the live-broadcast theater show he performs in to be suspended

Arrested: Actor, 34, undergoes surgery, which forced the live-broadcast theater show he performs in to be suspended

The production is part of the In Camera series, which the theater says is “crucial to triggering the box office now that all of our usual revenue channels have been wiped out entirely.”

Stephen Beresford wrote the new piece on “Fathers and Sons, the Gifts and Burdens of Inheritance, and the Unfathomable Puzzle of Human Relations”.

The production, directed by The Old Vic’s artistic director, Matthew Warchus, is broadcast live from the stage, with the empty auditorium as a backdrop, for just five performances.

Star of the scene: The production is part of the In Camera series, which the theater says is

Star of the scene: The production is part of the In Camera series, which the theater says is “crucial to igniting the box office

The Old Vic says its In Camera series is a “creative and also crucial experiment in triggering the box office now that all of our usual revenue channels have been entirely wiped out and we are fighting to preserve this beloved theater for our audiences,” the schools and surrounding communities, the staff, the team and the myriad of writers, performers and creatives who work with us ”.

The famous theater remains closed to the public.

However, the government has announced that indoor performances with a live audience at social distance will be allowed, subject to the success of the pilots, starting August 1.

Adaptation: The production, directed by The Old Vic's artistic director, Matthew Warchus, is broadcast live from the stage

Adaptation: The production, directed by The Old Vic’s artistic director, Matthew Warchus, is broadcast live from the stage

Andrew rose to worldwide fame as the “Hot Priest” in the critically acclaimed drama Fleabag, alongside Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Despite enormous fan support, The Priest and Fleabag’s romance came to an end when he decided to maintain his faith in the show’s final episode.

The show was also beloved by fans for Phoebe’s breaking off of the Fourth Wall into stages, which Andrew said would make their living room “scream.”

Lead role: Andrew rose to world fame as the 'Hot Priest' in the critically acclaimed drama Fleabag, alongside Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Starring role: Andrew rose to world fame as the “Hot Priest” in the critically acclaimed drama Fleabag, alongside Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Later this year, Andrew is also set to star in Showtime’s adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s classic The Talented Mr Ripley about the notorious con artist who manipulates his way to the top of London society.

The acclaimed actor added that despite doubts, he believes viewers can adapt to intellectual pieces of television in the new era of binging and box sets.

Along with his role in Fleabag, Andrew is also renowned for his performance as Jim Moriarty in Sherlock opposite Benedict Cumberbatch.

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