Is Tom Felton Okay? Harry Potter Star Hospitalized After Collapsing at Ryder Cup Celebrity Event

Published 09/24/2021, 4:30 AM EDT
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 23, 2021 Actor Tom Felton receives medical attention during a practice round REUTERS/Mike Segar


British actor Tom Felton was hospitalized in Wisconsin on Thursday at the celebrity match ahead of the 2020 Ryder Cup. The actor was playing for the European celebrity team before the commencement of the biennial tournament. 

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Tom is best known for his portrayal of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter series. At Wisconsin, he looked a little uncomfortable initially, before collapsing at the 18th hole at the Whistling Straits course. Thankfully, the staff rushed him to the hospital, and he is currently receiving treatment there. Apart from that, no further details are available about his health.  

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Tom Felton carted off after a medical incident

At Whistling Straits, photos from the green show Felton laying on a stretcher in a cart. According to the Associated Press reports, he collapsed on the 18th hole during a celebrity match before the 2020 Ryder Cup.

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 23, 2021 Actor Tom Felton receives medical attention during a practice round REUTERS/Mike Segar

Meanwhile, here’s what a spokesperson said in a statement about the incident: “In today’s Ryder Cup Celebrity Match, actor and musician Tom Felton experienced a medical incident on the course while participating for Europe. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. No further details are available.”

Officials have announced no further updates on Felton’s condition yet. 

Speedy recovery Tom

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Tom Felton turned 34 on Wednesday and had marked the special occasion on social media with a tweet. “33 years done – good lord it’s been so much fun getting here – yet, somehow, I still feel the best is yet to come – thank you all for your love, support & sense of humor – let’s keep a good thing going – to the next 33 xx,” he wrote.

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Before the unfortunate incident, Tom was playing with former NHL star Teemu Selanne, 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey captain Mike Eruzione and Olympic speed skater Dan Jansen for the celebrity match. Here’s hoping the Harry Potter star can find the right magic spell that puts this in the past and speeds him back to recovery. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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