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'Star Wars' actor's health improving

15 April 2008 2:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Star Wars actor Kenny Baker is improving after being hospitalised with chest problems.

The 73-year-old, who played droid R2-D2 in all six films in the franchise, was admitted to hospital in Manchester last week after flying back from attending film conventions in Chicago.

Son Kevin told the Lancashire Evening Post: "When I first arrived, I was pretty much told by the doctors that there was not a lot they could do because dad had not responded to the treatment and they fully expected . . . »

- (Beth Hilton)

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R2-D2 Actor Recovering In Hospital

14 April 2008 9:10 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Latest: Diminutive Star Wars actor Kenny Baker is feeling "a lot better" after he was admitted to hospital with chest problems, reports his son.

The three-foot, eight-inch (1.12-metre) star - who has appeared as lovable droid R2-D2 in all six films in the franchise - fell ill after a holiday in the U.S. and checked into hospital on Wednesday in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England.

Doctors believe a bout of pneumonia he suffered from last year may be behind his current affliction, which has left the 73-year-old dependent on a nebuliser to assist his breathing.

Baker's son Kevin explains, "He was very seriously ill when he flew in on Tuesday but he's out of bed now. He's well aware of all the support he's received and thanks everyone for their kind regards." »

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'Star Wars' actor hit by mystery illness

11 April 2008 2:44 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The actor Kenny Baker, best known for playing the droid R2-D2 in the Star Wars films, has been hospitalised with a mystery illness, The Sun reports.

The 3ft 8in Baker became ill as he flew back to the UK after holidaying in the Us.

Friends feared that he was "seriously ill" but a family member said Baker would soon . . . »

- (Simon Reynolds)

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