John Barrowman Rushed To Hospital For Emergency Surgery

“I’m just sore all over.," said the "Arrow" star.

Out actor John Barrowman was taken to the hospital this week for emergency surgery. The 50-year-old Arrow star said he woke up in “agony” before doctors at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage removed his appendix.

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“I was just lucky my appendix didn’t burst, they caught it in time,” he said. “I was in a lot of agony yesterday. I knew something was up, I felt really bad. I felt like I was getting a flu.”

In a post-op video from his hospital room Barrowman said he felt like he’d be “hit by a bus.”

I am out of surgery. Feel like I have been hit by a bus. Jb

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“I’m just sore all over and my voice is sore because of the tube going down my throat.”

He admitted he was on “on a lot of drugs,” but had the wherewithal to criticize Donald Trump’s ban on transgender service members in the U.S. Military.

Barrowman’s turns on Doctor Who and Torchwood didn’t go unnoticed: He revealed “The staff in the surgery knew who I was, they were fans which was kind of funny.” And a fan sent him a pair of hand-knit Tardis socks.

Got my fan made #TARDIS socks on keeping my feet warm in the hospital. JB

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Barrowman seemed hale and hearty last weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, when he hit a panel wearing a Tardis dress to celebrate the announcement of a female Doctor Who.

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