Actor Sam Humphrey is fighting for his life in a Los Angeles hospital.
According to reports, the 24-year-old star – who shot to fame in The Greatest Showman opposite Hugh Jackman – is expected to undergo ‘high-risk’ surgery.
He’s said to be suffering from complications of chronic inflammatory bowel condition, Crohn’s disease.
His situation is worsened by the fact he’s also afflicted with skeletal dysplasia – the medical term for dwarfism.
‘He is currently under the care of some of the best doctors in the world at Cedars Sinai and is undergoing high-risk corrective surgery,’ his family said in a statement.
However, TMZ report that he’s already been hospitalised for several weeks.
Not that the New Zealander will be unaccustomed to dealing with his latest medical experience, of course.
He suffered poor health as a youngster and spent ‘a lifetime’ visiting doctors for tests and procedures, his Wikipedia page states.
It adds that he wasn’t expected to reach adolescence – dying before his thirteenth birthday.