Star Wars Actor Matt Lanter In The Hospital After Emergency Surgery


Star Wars and Timeless actor Matt Lanter is recovering after emergency surgery landed him in the hospital. He is known for voicing Anakin Skywalker in several projects as well as shows like Timeless and Jupiter’s Legacy.

His wife posted to Instagram that Lanter was taken to the hospital for emergency surgery.

This week has been the scariest of my life. My hubby has been through the ringer since Tuesday and ended up in emergency surgery on Thursday. Thankfully he’s started to turn the corner and is slowly getting on the road to recovery. Thank you all for your prayers, love and support. We are so thankful to the awesome nurses, they are the real heroes. ❤️ We still have an uphill battle and will continue to be in the hospital for a while longer, so prayers are definitely still appreciated.

Later she updated it explaining that he had a “closed loop intestinal obstruction.”

A small update because a lot of people have been asking… Last Tuesday, Matt started experiencing intense abdominal pain and was admitted to the hospital later that night. Thursday he was diagnosed with a closed loop intestinal obstruction (his small intestine twisted, causing a blockage) and was rushed into emergency surgery. He has experienced some setbacks after surgery but today he is feeling a little better. The drs and nurses have stressed the importance of getting up and walking, so we’re slowly getting him moving more and more. Hoping for more improvement tomorrow. Thankful for all of your prayers.” ❤️

Ashley Eckstein posted support for Lanter on her Instagram as well. She played Ahsoka Tano opposite his Anakin Skywalker.

You’re stuck with me Skyguy.” Our Clone Wars cast, we’re family. My Skyguy, @mattlanter is recovering after emergency surgery. He’s on his way to recovery, but I’ve felt so helpless, wishing I could do more to help him and his amazing wife @angelalanter

So I dedicate this #MentalHealthMonday post to Matt and I ask for your help. The most powerful thing we can do for him right is extend our kindness, well wishes and prayers for good health and a speedy recovery. Please join me in sending love, the Force and prayers for Matt and his family.

Please keep Matt and his family in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers from this incident.

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