Andrew Scott: Fleabag’s ‘hot priest’ rushed to hospital for surgery as play gets postponed

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Fleabag star Andrew Scott, 43, has been taken to hospital to undergo “minor surgery”, as The Old Vic theatre confirmed his upcoming performances have been forced to be rescheduled.

The actor, who starred in Phoebe Waller-Bridge comedy Fleabag as the so-called “hot priest”, was in the middle of his role in a live-streamed production of Three Kings before shows got postponed due to his surgery.

The Old Vic said in a tweet: “We are sorry to let you know that Andrew Scott is now in hospital to undergo minor surgery and we therefore need to reschedule this week’s performances of #OVInCamera #OVThreeKings.”

It has not yet been reported what the Irish actor’s surgery entails, or how serious it is.

Express.co.uk has contacted a representative for Andrew for comment.

The production is part of the In Camera series, which has been organised during the coronavirus pandemic.

The theatre says the series is “crucial in igniting the box office now all our usual channels of revenue have been entirely wiped out”.

Three Kings, written by Stephen Beresford, focuses on “fathers and sons, the gifts and burdens of inheritance, and the unfathomable puzzle of human relationships”.

The play, which has been directed by The Old Vic’s artistic director Matthew Warchus, is being streamed live from the stage.

The run is set for five performances with the empty auditorium as a backdrop.

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