Daniel Radcliffe has been spotted on a numer of occasions recently looking a little worse for wear. The Harry Potter actor was spotted in London this week looking gaunt and pale, bringing into question his current health and what might be causing him to look so unhealthy. It turns out, according to his publicist, that Daniel is looking worn out nowadays because he simply is worn out, with the actor really feeling the strain of his hectic workload.

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Radcliffe looked gaunt when he was spotted at the BBC on Friday (July 19)

Radcliffe currently stars in the West End production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, by play-write Martin McDonagh, and was spotted in London on Thursday July 18 looking uncomfortably pale and skinny - a far cry from his usually healthy look. To put our collective minds at ease, a rep for Radcliffe confirmed that his appearance is down to his role in the play, one that "is a very demanding... physically."

"At every night's performance, there is large crowd at the stage door and he takes the time to sign autographs and pose for pictures at length," Radcliffe's rep told Yahoo's OMG! "Regardless of the extreme London heat wave."

One of the photos that brought his health into question

The Cripple of Inishmaan is a very dark, black comedy that follows a a 17-year-old orphan who tries to escape his unhappy life when a Hollywood film crew arrives in his adopted town. Radcliffe has received heaps of praise for his role so far and as we can tell from his current image, he's working damn hard to earn the praise that is being regularly handed to him.

The Cripple of Inishmaan is currently playing at the Noel Coward Theatre on London's West End and will run until the end of August.

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We hope he isn't pushing himself too hard