ByDaniel Pearson, writer at

Verne Troyer, the actor famous for playing "Mini Me" in the Austin Powers franchise, was hospitalized after suffering a seizure in Texas, the Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The legendary star was rushed to the hospital after having a seizure and breathing difficulty while taking part in a fan "meet and greet" session at the Heart of Texas Comic Con in Waco.

News of the 46-year-old actor's illness was greeted with concern and well wishes on social media.

Thankfully, Troyer's rep told The Hollywood Reporter that he was only taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure. He said,

"His test results came back normal, and he is currently doing fine."

After doctors deemed Troyer's condition to have improved, he was allowed to go back and rest at his hotel room where he tweeted, "Everything's ok, guys. Thanks for the concern."

He later uploaded this video to thank fans for their kind words and reassure them that he would be returning to sign autographs the following day.

Troyer, one of the shortest men in the world as a result of his cartilage-hair hypoplasia dwarfism, is best known for playing Mini-Me in the second and third Austin Powers films. He also had a role in 2008's Mike Myers comedy The Love Guru and appeared on VH1's 2005 reality show The Surreal Life.

The esteemed actor showed no signs of illness when last week he posted a picture of himself wearing a "World’s tallest leprechaun" t-shirt on Instagram to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

The cause of the seizure is not yet known.

We're all glad to hear you're OK, Verne!


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