Jean Reno's heart scare
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 August 2008
Jean Reno is recovering after suffering a heart scare.
The 'Leon' actor was airlifted to a Caribbean hospital on Wednesday morning (20.08.08) after he collapsed at the wheel of his car while on holiday with his wife, Zofia.
A source said: "All of a sudden he was gripped by a fever, breaking out into a cold sweat and feeling nauseous."
However, reports the 60-year-old star suffered a heart attack have been denied by his publicist Christina Papadopoulos, who also dismissed claims the actor was taken to an intensive care unit.
Christina said: "Reports that actor Jean Reno is in the hospital due to a heart attack are false.
"He is vacationing in the Caribbean and went to a local hospital as a precaution for some discomfort he was feeling due to heartburn and gastroenteritis.
"It was definitely was not a heart attack. He is fine and healthy and enjoying the rest of his vacation travelling in the Caribbean.
"I think he was just enjoying vacation and probably ate a little too much spicy Caribbean food."
Jean was staying at the holiday home of French pop star Johnny Hallyday - who, along with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, was best man at Jean's 2006 wedding - on the idyllic island of St. Barts when the incident occurred.
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