HOME
LOCAL LISTINGS
NEWS ARCHIVES
HOT NEW STUFF
PHOTO GALLERY
MOVIES
MUSIC
BEHIND THE SCENES
FREE NEWSLETTER
CASTING CORNER
 
Thursday, June 3, 2004
Affleck Afflicted By Bronchitis

The London premiere of "Jersey Girl" was supposed to be Ben Affleck's big night, but while director Kevin Smith and co-star Rachel Castro worked the red carpet, the leading man was mysteriously missing -- and the reason was definitely cause for concern.

"Extra's" learned that Affleck was rushed to a London hospital with a bad case of bronchitis. Ben was reportedly so ill he feared he had contracted meningitis, an often deadly disease.

It's been a busy few months for Affleck. "Extra" was alongside the superstar when he stumped with Senator Ted Kennedy for higher minimum wage. Then it was a White House correspondent's dinner in Washington D.C. And finally, the diehard Boston Red Socks fan joined the team at a fundraiser in Boston before jetting off to London for the "Jersey Girl" premiere.

And while Affleck's rep told us he is now home recouperating in Boston, the superstar is still very sick. Hopefully he'll recover in time to start shooting his latest film, "Glory Road," later this month.

For more on Affleck, don't miss Thursday's edition of "Extra."

EXTRA BEN
Ben and Jen in real life
Ben talks 'Paycheck'
Lopez on her honey
On the set of 'Daredevil'
Lopex and Aflleck engaged
TOP STORIES
 • Political Star Power
 • Who is Dawnette Knight?
 • Growing Up Tom Cruise
 • Anderson's Movie Set Scandal
 • Rumot Control: Aisle-bound?
 • Letters Threatened Zeta-Jones
 • Timberlake Takes on Pushy
   Press

 • 'Garden State' of Mind
 • Kirstie Weighs In
 • Hot New Stuff

terms of use  |  privacy policy  |  © 2004 TTT West Coast Inc.