‘Doctor Who’ star John Barrowman hospitalized for ‘severe neck injury’

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Actor John Barrowman has been hospitalized after suffering what he calls a “severe neck injury.”

Barrowman, who is known for his roles on Doctor Who, Torchwood and Arrow, stated on social media that he had to back out of one performance of his Fabulous Christmas Tour, which was scheduled to kick off in Bristol, England on Saturday after the injury made it “impossible to sing and move” for him.

An MRI revealed that Barrowman had a facet joint injury in his C5/6 discs in his spine.

“Hopefully a series of intraspinal injections will reduce inflammation and get me back up & running again in time,” said Barrowman.

According to the Mayfield Clinic, pain in nerve endings can occur if the cartilage inside the facet joint of the spine breaks down and becomes inflamed.

It doesn’t look like the injury will keep Barrowman out of commission for long as he’s confident he’ll be able to return to the stage for a performance Monday in Manchester.

The British-American actor is well-known for portraying Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who and Torchwood, and as Malcolm Merlyn in the CW series Arrow.

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