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Damian Lewis Nearly Fainted on Stage After Bursting Ear Drum Hours Before Performance – April 6, 2017

Damian Lewis nearly fainted on stage after bursting ear drum hours before performance

by ROBERT DEX – The Evening Standard – 

Soldering on: Damian Lewis and co-star Sophie Okonedo
Soldering on: Damian Lewis and co-star Sophie Okonedo Dave Benett – Source: The Evening Standard

Damian Lewis revealed he almost passed out on stage last night after perforating his eardrum hours before performing his new West End play.

The Billions actor said he was left in “tremendous pain” and was ordered by producers to see a doctor before he went on stage in the new production of Edward Albee’s The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?.

Lewis said he fell ill after catching an “awful cold” that was passed round the cast and crew, including co-star Sophie Okonedo, that perforated his eardrum and left him partially deaf.

He told the Standard: “So I went to an emergency doctor and he had a look and said, ‘You’ve got a great big hole in your ear drum.’”

Read the rest of the original article at the Evening Standard