Verne Troyer is on the mend!
The 46-year-old actor was hospitalized Saturday "for precautionary measures," his rep told E! News in a statement, adding that "all tests came back normal and [he] then left shortly after that." Troyer, who rose to fame back in 1999 playing Mini-Me in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, is "doing fine," said his rep, noting that he returned to The Heart of Texas Comic-Con in Waco, Texas, the same day.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Troyer suffered a seizure Saturday which resulted in his brief hospitalization. The actor himself declined to mention the specific nature of his health scare, but he did personally reassure fans on social media he was doing well.
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"Everything's ok guys," he tweeted initially. "Thanks for the concern."
Shortly after that, he posted a video reaffirming his wellbeing. "Hey everyone, this is Verne. I'm sure you guys have heard some news that I went to the hospital, but I just want to reassure you and let everybody know that I'm doing fine," he said. "I was there for maybe a couple of hours, did some tests, and now I'm here the hotel...Thank you again."
Troyer is quite active online, and when he's not addressing serious topics like his health, he's not afraid to get silly. Whether it's donning an impressive shark costume in honor of Shark Week or later informing Katy Perry's #LeftShark that he "wore it better," he clearly has quite the sense of humor.
According to the 2-foot-8 star, his small stature has never stood in the way of his goals. "I never looked at my size as a handicap," he told HollywoodChicago.com. "I felt like I fit in at school—I was even elected Homecoming King. I don't know what it's like to be tall, so this is normal for me. It's you guys who are abnormal."
—Reporting by Ruth O'Neill