Apr 11, 2008 11:02 PM EST

Star Wars Actor Kenny Baker, R2D2, Struck With Mysterious Illness

Star Wars Actor Kenny Baker, R2D2, Struck With Mysterious Illness
Kenny Baker, best known for his role as R2-D2 in Star Wars was brought to the hospital on Thursday, April 10th, 2008,  due to a mystery illness.  Baker was flying from the United States to England when he fell ill on the plane.

The actor was rushed to hospital immediately after landing at the airport.  A family member said that he was recovering last night and expected to be home in a few days.  "Kenny's conscious and talking, hopefully hell be absolutely fine", said one relative.

Kenny played R2-D2 in all 6 of the Star Wars films.

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