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Tom Felton: Harry Potter star collapses during celebrity match ahead of the Ryder Cup

Harry Potter star Tom Felton was carried off a Wisconsin golf course after he collapsed during a celebrity match ahead of the Ryder Cup.

The actor, who turned 34 on Wednesday, experienced a “medical incident” and was sent to a “local hospital for treatment”, the PGA of America said.

Pictures showed him conscious while being removed in a cart.

Mr Felton is well known for playing Harry Potter’s rival Draco Malfoy in the film franchise.

A keen golfer, Mr Felton was representing Europe alongside former professional ice hockey player Teemu Selanne, from Finland, in the celebrity tournament at Whistling Straits.

They were playing against 1980 US Olympic hockey captain Mike Eurzione and Olympic speed skater Dan Jansen.

The statement from the PGA of America said no details about his condition were available.

On Wednesday, Felton shared a smiling picture of himself to Instagram in celebration of his 33rd birthday.

“Good lord it’s been so much fun getting here – yet, somehow, I still feel the best is yet to come,” he wrote in the caption. “Let’s keep a good thing going – to the next 33.”

Felton played villain Draco Malfoy in all eight “Harry Potter” films, and appeared in other movies like “Belle,” “Ophelia,” and “A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting.” He’s set to star in the upcoming film “Save the Cinema,” about a Welsh woman’s efforts to save a local theater from closure.

In addition to his film credits, the actor had a recurring role on superhero show “The Flash” from 2016 to 2017, and is also a musician. Felton has released five EPs to date, and his most recent project, “YoOHoO,” was released earlier this year.