Kenny Baker, the actor that was inside R2D2 in all six Star Wars films, was taken ill on his way back from attending film conventions in Chicago.
74 year-old Kenny has a long-standing asthma condition. He suffered problems during his flight home to the UK. Once back in England, he was rushed to a private hospital in Manchester.
The 3ft 8in star is expected to be back at his home in Ashton-On Ribble in a few days.
More details via source: Lancashire Evening Post
For more info about Kenny Baker check out his official site.