Harry Potter star Tom Felton gives health update after 'scary' collapse

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Just a few days after his collapse at a celebrity golf match, Tom Felton has taken to social media to tell fans that he is “on the road to recovery”.

The 34-year-old, who is best known for playing Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film franchise, participated in the star-studded event ahead of the 43rd Ryder Cup in Wisconsin.

Tom Felton collapses.
Tom Felton collapsed during a celebrity tournament before the Ryder Cup. Photos: Getty

Tom passed out during the match and was taken away in a golf cart for medical attention, with photos showing him looking unsteady on his feet.

Over the weekend he shared a health update on his Instagram and captioned the video: “Feeling better by the day”.

“Hello everyone, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls,” he began.


“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the lovely well wishes as of recent. Bit of a scary episode really, but on the mend.

“People have been taking really good care of me, so thank you very much to anyone who has sent messages of get well soon because I am on the mend, officially.”

He then started playing the guitar and burst into song, singing: “Don’t you worry ‘cos Tom will be doing fine.”

harry potter star Tom Felton gives health update.
Tom told his fans that he is “on the road to recovery”. Photos: Instagram/t22felton

Shortly after Tom’s collapse, PGA of America released a statement to CNN.

“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.”

The English actor was playing at the sporting event alongside fellow stars Teemu Selanne, Mandy Rose, Toni Kukoc, Mike Eruzione, Stephanie Szostak, A.J. Hawk, Dan Jansen, Alessandro Del Piero, Kelly Slater and Sasha Vujacic.

The incident came just a few days after his 34th birthday, which he celebrated with a post on Instagram.

“33 years done - good lord it’s been so much fun getting here - yet, somehow, I still feel the best is yet to come,” he captioned the photo. “Thank you all for your love, support and sense of humour - let’s keep a good thing going - to the next 33.”

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