British actress Kate Beckinsale was rushed to hospital last night (22JAN04) after falling ill on route to the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

The SERENDIPITY beauty received treatment at Los Angeles hospital CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER after collapsing in pain at her home and doctors were forced to remove her appendix.

Kate's spokesperson says, "Kate was all set to come to Sundance, but she felt ill and was taken to Cedars-Sinai. She underwent an operation for the removal of her appendix, which has been successful."

The 30-year-old star is now recovering from her ordeal with the help of fiance Len Wiseman and daughter LILY.

23/01/2004 02:08