Austin Butler is doing simply fantastic (thanks, thanks very a lot), however he did have a little bit of a well being scare after he completed filming Elvis in March 2021.

“The following day I awakened at 4 within the morning with excruciating ache, and I used to be rushed to the hospital,” he informed GQ Hype in a brand new interview. “My physique simply began shutting down the day after I completed Elvis.”

Finally, he was identified with a virus that mimicked appendicitis and was left bedridden for per week. All within the title of artwork!

In any case, Butler absolutely dedicated—physique and soul—to portraying Elvis Presley for Baz Luhrmann‘s upcoming biopic. The 30-year-old landed the function after he submitted a video of himself singing “Unchained Melody” in a bathrobe and impressed the director with how a lot he was capable of get into character. Certainly, Butler discovered sing, communicate and transfer like Presley and even met the singer’s ex-wife Priscilla. He was additionally capable of relate to Presley on a private degree.

“His mom handed away when he was 23, and my mother handed away once I was 23,” Butler informed GQ Hype. “So once I discovered that, it was a type of issues the place I obtained chills, and I simply thought, Okay, I can connect with that.”