From the celebrity illness file: R2D2 actor Kenny Baker falls ill on flight

Flick Direct is reporting today that Kenny Baker, best known for his role as R2-D2 in Star Wars was fell ill on a flight from the US to England on Thursday and was rushed to hospital immediately after landing at the airport.  Flick Direct  goes on to say that a family member said that he was recovering last night and expected to be home in a few days.  "Kenny’s conscious and talking, hopefully hell be absolutely fine", said one relative.  Kenny played R2-D2 in all 6 of the Star Wars films.

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