Austin Butler was hospitalized following ‘Elvis’ biopic manufacturing

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What occurs after you spend practically three years of your life finding out and performing as Elvis Presley? When you’re “Elvis” main star Austin Butler, your physique shuts down virtually instantly and also you’re despatched to the hospital. 

The actor informed GQ magazine that he was identified with a virus that hospitalized him the day after he wrapped manufacturing on Baz Luhrmann’s music biopic. The virus simulated appendicitis and left Butler bedridden for one week.

“The next day [after filming wrapped] I woke up at 4 in the morning with excruciating pain, and I was rushed to hospital,” Butler stated. “My body just started shutting down the day after I finished ‘Elvis.’”

Butler was formally solid as Elvis in July 2019 after he auditioned for Luhrmann with a haunting rendition of “Unchained Melody.”

Austin Butler was hospitalized after the filming of

Austin Butler was hospitalized after the filming of “Elvis” wrapped.
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As soon as the actor began immersing himself within the life and music of Elvis Presley, he didn’t cease. Filming on the film was suspended due to COVID in March 2020, simply as manufacturing was getting underway.

As GQ experiences: “The producers were ready to whisk Butler home to Los Angeles, but he decided to stay put and hole up and use the break to dig even deeper into his character. He basically turned his apartment into a detective scene, à la Charlie in ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ unearthing a vast mail-room conspiracy. ‘Just images of Elvis everywhere, from every time period,’ says Butler. ‘I think the film would have been very different if we had started shooting at that point, and I’m grateful I had the time to let myself marinate.'”

The actor contracted a virus that mimicked appendicitis.

The actor contracted a virus that mimicked appendicitis.
(Edward Berthelot)

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Butler additionally prepped for “Elvis” by assembly with the late music icon’s ex-wife Priscilla Presley. “She looked like an angel,” Butler stated. “I walked down the hall with Baz afterwards with tears in my eyes.” Priscilla, alongside together with her daughter Lisa Marie and granddaughter Riley Keough, have all since raved about “Elvis” and have praised Butler for his efficiency.

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Warner Bros. is about to debut “Elvis” in U.S. theaters on June 24. The movie is having its world premiere this month on the Cannes Movie Pageant.

Butler said his body began

Butler stated his physique started “shutting down” someday after filming ended.
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