'Mini Me' actor Verne Troyer hospitalized after 'suicidal' call

Cheryl Kahla
Apr 04, 2018
07:49 A.M.
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Veteran actor and comedian, Verne Troyer, is getting the best care possible. Troyer was hospitalized after he was found in a "drunk and suicidal" state.


The star, most famously known for his portrayal of Mini-Me in the Austin Powers franchise, was treated for alcohol poisoning on April 2, 2018, and held for observation. 

As reported by NME, Troyer also received assistance in 2017 for alcohol addiction. At the time, he thanked his fans on Facebook for their messages of support and prayers. 

His Instagram followers were also updated on April 3, 2018. According to the caption, Troyer received treatment and was 'resting comfortably.'


Pop Culture reported that a friend called first responders on Troyer's behalf. The actor was losing the battle against alcoholism and was entertaining the idea of suicide. 

Police officers, firefighters, and paramedics arrived at his Hollywood home. He was taken to a nearby hospital and evaluated for 72 hours. 

It is believed that Troyer received psychiatric help before the incident which led to his hospitalization as LAPD officers 'were prepared for a mental health scare.' 

First responders put Troyer on an involuntary psychiatric hold, which could be an indication that he was a danger 'to himself or others.'


Troyer was hospitalized for fourteen days in April 2017 and enrolled in an 'extensive treatment program for help' with alcohol addiction. 

The health scares date back to 2002 when he almost died of alcohol poisoning. He has since then booked into rehabilitation facilities several times through the years. 

Apart from being an award-winning actor and stunt performer, Troyer also manages a successful YouTube channel with over 624,000 subscribers.