William Shatner was taken to hospital from the set of his BOSTON LEGAL sitcom yesterday (18OCT05) after complaining of severe lower back pain.

The 74-year-old actor visited a nearby medical centre for an examination, but is expected to return to work today (19OCT05), according to series publicist STACEY LUCHS.

Shatner is eager to resume filming, following his Emmy Award for his portrayal of attorney DENNY CRANE in the series last month (SEP05).