British actor Tom Felton, known for his portrayal of Draco Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” movies, collapsed while playing a celebrity golf exhibition Thursday at the Ryder Cup. The actor just turned 34 years old on Wednesday and was part of Team Europe at the event.
Ryder Cup organizers said only that Felton experienced “a medical incident” at Whistling Straits and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. They provided no other information.
Felton was on the 18th hole when he went down. He was helped to his feet, placed on a stretcher and driven away in a golf cart.
Earlier this year, Felton had expressed a strong interest in not just playing Draco again, if given the chance in a future “Harry Potter” movie, but playing any member of the Malfoy family.
“If you’re asking me will I dye my hair blonde again to be Draco, abso-bloody-lutely. Either [him or Lucius]. I’ll play Draco’s kid if you really want!” Felton said. “Any chance to be a Malfoy again would be greatly accepted.”