Taron Egerton Shares Health Update After Passing Out During First Performance of His Play, 'Cock'

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Taron Egerton is "completely fine" after passing out during his first performance of his new play, Cock, at the Ambassadors Theatre in London on Saturday night.

The 32-year-old actor took to his Instagram Story to address the incident, sharing they he'd be back in action for Sunday night's show.

"As some of you may have heard, I passed out during the first performance of COCK last night," he began. "I am completely fine. Slightly sore neck and a bruised ego but I'm fine."

According to the Independent, after Egerton fainted onstage, production of the show was stopped and a doctor in the audience was brought in to the assist the actor. Forty minutes later, director Marianne Elliott informed the audience that Egerton was "absolutely fine," and that his, castmate Joel Harper Jackson, would take over for the final 15 minutes of the show.

"I've decided to put a positive spin on it and I would appreciate it if anyone who was in the theatre last night just said that I gave such a committed, electrifying performance that my body couldn't handle it and checked out," Egerton explained.

"That being said, apparently you're meant to actually do the full show and not just three quarters of it," he joked. "So I'll be back with a vengeance tomorrow night."

Egerton went on to thank the team at the Ambassadors Theatre as well as his cast and crew for coming to his aide, especially Harper Jackson for stepping in to finish the show.

"Thank you to the amazing team at the theatre and my wonderful cast mates for being so lovely," Egerton wrote. "But mainly I wanted to say thanks to Joel Harper Jackson who stepped in to do the last bit of the play. Joel is an amazing actor and a lovely person. Thank you Joel. T x."

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According to Playbill, Cock follows Bridgerton's Jonathan Bailey, whose character questions his sexuality and his relationship with his longtime boyfriend, played by Egerton, when he meets a woman.

The Mike Bartlett show first premiered at London's Royal Court Theatre in 2009, and also stars Jade Anouka and Phil Daniels.

Cock's next performance is on March 7, with the show officially opening on March 15. Cock is set to run through June 4.

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