The Greatest Showman's Sam Humphrey 'Fighting For His Life' As He Prepares For High-Risk Operation
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The Greatest Showman actor Sam Humphrey is reportedly 'fighting for his life' in a hospital in LA, as he prepares to undergo a 'high-risk' operation.
Twenty-four-year-old Sam played General Tom Thumb in the movie, but has been suffering complications from Crohn's disease, which causes inflammation in different areas of the digestive tract.
The inflammatory bowel disease is said to have been made worse by his skeletal dysplasia, more commonly known as dwarfism. Sam has a rare type named acrodysplasia, which means his bones don't grow.
Sam's family has confirmed that the actor is undergoing treatment, assuring fans that he is in the care of some of the best doctors in the world.
In a statement, they told TMZ: "He is currently under the care of the best doctors in the World at Cedars Sinai and is undergoing high-risk corrective surgery."
It's been claimed that The Greatest Showman actor has been in hospital 'for weeks' at Cedars-Sinai.
Reports suggest that Sam was diagnosed with Crohn's disease as a child, and has spent years in and out of hospital for treatment.
Award-winning 2017 musical The Greatest Showman was arguably Sam's 'big break' into the world of showbiz, having previously starred on Aussie soap Neighbours and performed in local theatres.
He appeared alongside the likes of Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya in the film, which was inspired by the P.T. Barnum's Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Speaking of working alongside Australian actor Hugh on his Instagram account, Sam said: "Hugh is very radiant, majestic and tall; no wonder I always look up to him (just a short joke, double pun!).
"But seriously he's truly a legend!! Can't wait to work with him again."
The Greatest Showman pulled in $434.5 million worldwide at the Box Office, against a production budget of $84 million.