Former STAR TRECK actor Patrick Stewart was rushed to hospital yesterday (30MAY05) after suffering chronic chest pains while shooting a new science fiction TV show.

The 64-year-old halted filming of British miniseries ELEVENTH HOUR and asked a crew member to take him to the Manchester Royal Infirmary, after suffering a heart scare.

But doctors gave him an Electrocardiogram and concluded his heart was healthy, so he returned to the set three hours later.

A spokeswoman for production company GRANADA TV says, "Patrick is absolutely fine and is back on set working."

An insider adds, "Patrick has been working very hard in recent weeks, because the filming schedule is really tight.

"The director suggested he go for a check-up just incase."

31/05/2005 03:21