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‘Harry Potter’ Actor Felton Requires Medical Attention At Ryder Cup

By Modupeoluwa Adekanye
24 September 2021   |   10:32 am
"Harry Potter" actor Tom Felton had to be taken from the Whistling Straits course on a cart with an apparent medical problem during a celebrity event prior to the Ryder Cup golf matches. It wasn't immediately clear what triggered the episode and tournament organizers the PGA of America said he was taken to hospital but…

‘Harry Potter’ Actor Felton Requires Medical Attention At Ryder Cup

“Harry Potter” actor Tom Felton had to be taken from the Whistling Straits course on a cart with an apparent medical problem during a celebrity event prior to the Ryder Cup golf matches.

It wasn’t immediately clear what triggered the episode and tournament organizers the PGA of America said he was taken to hospital but they had no further information on his condition.

The PGA of America said in a statement:

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.

Britain’s Felton, who turned 34 on Wednesday, was conscious when he was taken from the course.

A keen golfer, he played alongside Finnish NHL player Teemu Selanne against two US Olympic champions, 1980 ice hockey gold medallist Mike Eurzione and speed skater Dan Jansen, in one of the three 11-hole matches that made up the celebrity tournament.

Felton gained fame playing Harry Potter’s rival Draco Malfoy in the film adaptations of the popular “Harry Potter” book series.

Thomas Andrew Felton is an English actor and musician. He is best known for his role as Draco Malfoy in the film adaptations of the best-selling Harry Potter fantasy novels by J. K. Rowling.

Felton starred as Viscount Trencavel in the historical miniseries Labyrinth and as James Ashford in the period drama Belle (2013), which was released to critical acclaim.

In 2015, he re-occurred as a murder suspect in TNT’s Murder in the First. Felton appeared in Message from the King and A United Kingdom, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

He portrayed Doctor Alchemy on The CW’s The Flash, based on the comic books of the same name. Felton co-starred in the drama film Feed (2017), action-thriller Stratton (2017), and biographical film Megan Leavey (2017).