- Clooney shed a lot of weight and started keeping a beard for his role in a new movie
- He lost about 28 pounds and this affected him greatly as he started complaining of stomach pains
- The actor was hospitalised for weeks and was discharged after recuperating
Acting is a career that most people take serious and will go to greater lengths because of it.
Revered American actor George Clooney is among the many talented thespians who would do just about anything to progress their acting careers.
The actor recently landed a new role for an upcoming movie which has somewhat brought him problems.
Briefly.co.za has learnt the actor was recently hospitalised after losing 28 pounds for a role in his latest film dubbed The Midnight Sky.
According to Mirror UK, the actor was taken to hospital after suffering pancreatitis following his sudden and speedy weight loss.
The publication confirmed the 59-year-old actor shed the weight for his role in the film in which he will be acting as an astronomer who survives an apocalyptic event.
Everything was running smooth until four days to reporting to the set for the film when he started complaining of stomach pains.
It was at that juncture when he was rushed to the hospital where he was diagnosed with pancreatitis.
Briefly.co.za understands the actor spend weeks in hospital as he recovered.
Clooney who also directs the film said he bit more than he could chew with the weight loss process but was glad he received all the medical help he needed on time.
“It took a few weeks to get better and as a director, it’s not so easy because you need energy. We were out on this glacier in Finland, which made it a lot harder work. But it certainly helped with the character.” Clooney said.
“I think I was trying too hard to lose the weight quickly and probably was not taking care of myself.” he added.
Weight loss was not the only thing he had to do for his new role as he was also forced to grow a wizardesque beard, something that turned off his wife Amal, 42.
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