Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon hospitalised after cardiac incident

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon, who played Xander Harris on the TV series, has been hospitalised following a "cardiac incident".

The news was revealed in a new statement on the star's Instagram page, which said that he is now "doing fine" following the hospital trip.

"Nicky sends his love and wanted me to apologize that he hasn't been going live as much lately and to give everyone an update," it said on a series of pictures of Brendon during the visit.

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"Nicky is doing fine now but he had to be rushed to emergency about two weeks ago because of a cardiac incident (tachycardia/arrhythmia).

"Some of you might remember he had a similar incident after his second spinal surgery last year (for Cauda Equina) but this time. He is trying to get a little more rest and has been concentrating on medical appointments."

Last year, Brendon's manager confirmed to the Daily Mail that he had been suffering from paralysis, saying at the time: "Right now he is concentrating on his health."

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The actor is best known for playing the role of Harris on Buffy throughout the show's run between 1997 and 2003.

The hit series is set to get a reboot from Midnight, Texas creator Monica Owusu-Breen, which was first announced a few years ago and is set to take a more "richly diverse" approach.

"Like the original, some aspects of the series could be seen as metaphors for issues facing us all today," Fox previously said.

Owusu-Breen added: "Here we are, 20 years later… and the world seems a lot scarier. So maybe, it could be time to meet a new Slayer… And that's all I can say."

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