Errol Rushed to Hospital – 1942

07 May

May 6, 1942 – New York Times – “Errol Flynn Off to Hospital

(Original Caption) Errol Flynn Collapses on Set. Hollywood, California: A moment after this fight scene was taken, actor Errol Flynn (left) collapsed on the set at Hollywood Studio, and was rushed to the hospital suffering from nervous exhaustion.

This photo is dated July 17, 1942

— Tim


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  1. Debbyphielix

    May 7, 2021 at 10:54 am

    Didn’t he suffer from a heart attack at this time aswell?

    • Gentleman Tim

      May 7, 2021 at 9:16 pm

      Yes, Debby. I should have written this more clearly. The first article refers to Errol’ having suffering a mild heart attack, as reported in the May 6, 1942 edition, while the photo refers to his suffering from “nervous exhaustion” in mid-July,, 1942.

      • Debbyphielix

        May 8, 2021 at 8:40 pm

        It is not your writing Tim, I was just wondering. It must have been a hell of a scedule if he suffered from both in a few weeks time

        • Gentleman Tim

          May 9, 2021 at 12:50 am

          I agree Debby, even for the Mighty Flynn it was all too much. Not only did he train for and perform in a very physically demanding boxing film while seriously ill, he did so while burning the candle at both ends. And then there was the torment of Lili, who put him through grueling divorce proceedings, and much else. The divorce was granted about a month before the heart attack, but the grief from Lili continued.