British actor/comedian Stephen Fry was admitted to hospital on Tuesday (02Apr14) suffering from a painful skin condition.

The actor sought treatment for a swollen ankle, and doctors also diagnosed him with skin infection cellulitis, which causes redness and pain.

Fry writes in a post Twitter.com, "Well here's a how do you do - checking into a hospital. Very swollen painful ankle. Doctors seem to take it rather seriously. Cellulitis too."

The star's medical emergency comes in the middle of filming for the new season of 24 in London. Fry plays the British prime minister in the revived show opposite Kiefer Sutherland.