Gerard Butler Hospitalized



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Actor Gerard Butler has been hospitalized in the Dominican Republic after suffering excruciating stomach pains.

According to WonderWall, several publications are reporting Butler, who recently lost his home in the California wildfire, is in stable condition at a hospital in Santo Domingo. Doctors at first thought the actor was suffering from appendicitis, but have now concluded the 49-year-old has diverticulosis – a condition in which small pockets develop in the lining of the large intestine.

Butler has been in the Caribbean country of Haiti promoting ‘Mary’s Meals’ – an organization which feeds school children in some of the poorest countries in the world.

The actor shared some of his journey with ‘Mary’s Meals’ on social media, writing, “Around 61 million of the world’s hungriest kids so not attend school. To survive, they have to work or bed. Even if they do get to school, hunger affects their ability to learn.”