Actor Verne Troyer, known for his role as Mini Me in the “Austin Powers” films, was hospitalized after reports that he was suicidal, it was reported Wednesday.
Authorities were called around 7:30 p.m. Monday to the 49-year-old’s Los Angeles home, and he was taken to a hospital for possible alcohol poisoning, according to multiple reports.
The celebrity news website TMZ.com reported Troyer was being held for 72 hours for evaluation.
Emergency personnel told TMZ that a friend of Troyer’s had alerted them, saying the actor was “extremely upset, drunk and suicidal.”
A rep for Troyer posted a message for fans on his Instragram saying, “Asking you to keep Verne in your thoughts and prayers. He’s getting the best care possible and is resting comfortably. Appreciate the support from family, friends, and fans around the world. We will keep you updated here.”
TMZ noted the actor has a history of alcohol abuse and spent sometime in rehab about a year ago.