'Harry Potter' actor Tom Felton carted off after collapse at celebrity golf event

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HAVEN, Wisc – There was a scary moment at Whistling Straits on Thursday afternoon as actor Tom Felton of the European celebrity team suffered from a medical event while walking off the 18th green at the conclusion of their match with the U.S. team.

The teams had just finished posing for photos when Felton seized and fell to the ground. Panicked calls for medical assistance ensued as the European Ryder Cup team came down the ninth fairway during their practice round.

The actor, who just turned 34 years old Wednesday, was conscious.

Felton, born in Surrey, England, is best known for portraying the villainous Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movie series and was competing with the Europe team in the celebrity showcase one day before the start of the Ryder Cup. His other screen credits include the TV series "The Flash" and movie "Rise of the Planet of the Apes."

Actor Tom Felton is helped after collapsing on the 18th hole during a practice day at the Ryder Cup at the Whistling Straits Golf Course Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, in Sheboygan, Wis.
Actor Tom Felton is helped after collapsing on the 18th hole during a practice day at the Ryder Cup at the Whistling Straits Golf Course Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, in Sheboygan, Wis.

Spectators gave Felton applause as he headed away for treatment. There is no immediate word on his condition.

Members of the Junior Ryder Cup team caddied for the celebrities and some walked away wiping tears from their eyes.

Felton was tended to while on the ground for some time before a cart arrived. He ultimately got to his feet and was assisted to the cart before being taken off the course.

The European team included soccer star Alessandro Del Piero, former Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks player Toni Kukoč, hockey star Teemu Selänne, actress Stephanie Szostak and former NBA player Sasha Vujačić.

The American team was made up of former U.S. Olympic hockey gold medalist Mike Eurzione, Green Bay Packers Super Bowl champion A.J. Hawk, speedskating gold medalist Dan Jansen, comedian Rob Riggle, surfer Kelly Slater and professional wrestler Mandy Rose.

JR Radcliffe can be reached at (262) 361-9141 or jradcliffe@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JRRadcliffe.

This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Tom Felton carted from Ryder Cup celebrity match after medical event