Actor Verne Troyer, who is perhaps best known for his role of Mini-Me in the Austin Powers flicks, suffered a seizure on Saturday while at a scheduled appearance at the Heart of Texas Comic Con in Waco, Texas. Troyer was one of the main celebrity attractions at the event, and he suffered the seizure while meeting and greeting fans.
According to witnesses at the Heart of Texas Comic Con, it looked as if Verne Troyer was having difficulty breathing right before he had the seizure and spitted up blood at around 1:30 p.m. He was rushed to a local hospital. The good news for Verne Troyer, 46, and his fans is that, later on Saturday, about 5:30 p.m., he wrote at his Twitter account that he was okay.
Other famous actors and actresses at the Heart of Texas Comic Con include wrestler Jake “The Snake” Roberts; John Lucas of DC and Marvel Comics fame; Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Uhura on Star Trek; and the founder and chief executive officer of Blue Water Productions, Darren Davis. Organizers of the event considered Verne Troyer to be one of the biggest celebrity draws attracting fans to the Comic Con.
According to one of the event’s organizers, Aaron Foster, “a registered nurse was among the fans and helped attend to him” before he was transported to a local hospital in Waco, where Verne Troyer was treated and later released. Foster realizes that Troyer might need some time to rest and recover, but he expressed his hope that the actor will be able to return to the Comic Con.
Foster said that “There would be a real void at the convention without him,” adding that Troyer is “really the heart of” the event. On Sunday, events at the Heart of Texas Comic Con are scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Just moments prior to his suffering a seizure at the Heart of Texas Comic Con, Verne Troyer was having his photograph taken with one of the fans at the event, Instagram user @oqtimusqrime. She later posted the photo of both herself and Troyer to her Instagram account following the actor’s seizure, mentioning in her caption that Troyer had experienced a seizure, but adding that she had since “heard that he is resting back in his hotel.”
Though actor Verne Troyer stands at only 2 feet 8 inches, he has one of the biggest hearts in show business, and he loves to meet with and interact with his fans. Still, it must have been a scary moment for not only Troyer, but also the fans at the event, when they witnessed him having a seizure.
Besides acting opposite Mike Meyers, as the diminutive clone of Meyer’s character, Dr. Evil, in the Austin Powers movie franchise, Verne Troyer has starred in several other films. For instance, he was featured in the movies The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone. He also appeared on the VH1 reality TV series, The Surreal Life, along with model Adrianne Curry; Christopher Knight, from The Brady Bunch; Jane Wiedlin, of the Go-Gos; and, former wrestler, Chyna Doll.
On Saturday, March 21, Verne Troyer suffered a seizure at the Heart of Texas Comic Con in Waco, Texas. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and later released. It is not yet known if the actor plans on being a guest at the event on Sunday, or if he will need to take further time to recover completely. The good news is, as he tweeted to his fans, that Troyer is o.k. after suffering the seizure.
Written By Douglas Cobb