‘Funny Girl’ actress Sheridan Smith was rushed to hospital at the weekend after collapsing at a luxury hotel and spa. The 34-year-old stage and screen star had been taking time out to rest and recover at the exclusive Champneys Health Spa resort, frequented by the A-list, when the staff had to call an ambulance for her on Sunday afternoon.

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The British actress was rushed to the Royal Surrey County Hospital by ambulances after a ‘medical emergency’. Staff called 999 after the actress collapsed and two ambulances arrived to tend to the star.

Following a glowing red carpet appearance at the TV BAFTAs earlier this month, Sheridan had been taking some time out at the luxury retreat after going on stress leave from her hit West End show ‘Funny Girl’ following a series of cancelled performances.


A source told The Sun: “Sheridan has been at Champneys to undergo total rest while she’s been recuperating during her time off from Funny Girl. She has been in a better place and things have been looking up, but on Sunday there was a medical emergency and ambulances were called.”

Sheridan was forced to withdraw from ‘Funny Girl’ for up to a month after suffering from “stress and exhaustion” and being unable to cope with the pressure whilst dealing with her father’s devastating cancer diagnosis. 

Our thoughts are with Sheridan and her family, and we hope she makes a speedy recovery.