Since He’s Done Talking About His Accent, Austin Butler Is Back To Talking About Being Hospitalized After “Elvis” Wrapped

February 28, 2023 / Posted by:

Since you all made fun of that Elvis boy’s accent so much, Austin Butler has had to pivot his entire Oscars campaign back to focusing on the toll playing Elvis Presley took on the rest of his body. At least he can finally give his vocal chords a rest; right after they stop singing Hallelujah! At the very beginning of his Oscar campaign way back in May, Austin talked about how his body “just started shutting down the day after I finished Elvis” and he had to be rushed to the hospital. Now, with only a week to go before his big night, Austin dropped a bucket down into his well of anecdotes, only to have it come back up filled with dust.

That’s right, that accent was so thirsty, it sucked up all the water. Now he’s left with nothing to offer but shriveled-up old chestnut about the time he acted so hard he wound up in the hospital. According to People:

While he told PEOPLE’s Janine Rubenstein and Jeremy Parsons Sunday during the PEOPLE & Entertainment Weekly Red Carpet Live SAG Awards 2023 preshow that playing the late King of Rock ‘n Roll was “the greatest ride of my life,” it also presented some health challenges.

For example, the 31-year-old actor lost his voice at one point while performing vocals for the Baz Luhrmann-directed drama, and previously revealed that he was hospitalized and bedridden for a week with a virus that simulates appendicitis.

Before hopping on to another project, “I had a week of downtime, where I actually ended up in the hospital,” Butler said on Sunday at the SAG Awards. “I didn’t get sick the entire time I filmed [Elvis] but the day I finished, I ended up in the emergency room.”

“So I spent a week in bed and then I went to this other job,” he added.

You gotta hand it to this kid. He’s consistent! Consistently vague. I wonder if his partner at the time helped him get “this other job,” too? First, he keeps us guessing which spot in Anaheim serves the most authentic biscuits and gravy, and now this? He’s got us out here playing Clue. OK, I’ll bite: It was Vanessa Hudgens, with the lasgun from Dune in the Huckleberry’s at the Garden Walk over by Disneyland. And if that’s not right, I’ll eat my foot in Lisa Marie’s name (may she rest in peace).

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