Popular Greek actor, director and writer Kostas Voutsas, counted among Greece's best and best-loved comic actors of his generation, was admitted to Ippokration Hospital in Thessaloniki late on Wednesday night. According to doctors his condition engenders no cause for concern.
The elderly actor, who is now entering his ninth decade with a career dating back to the early 1950s, began to feel unwell shortly before he was due to go on stage at the ancient theatre of Dion, where he is starring in a production of the comedy "Lysistrate".
Voutsas was at first taken to a hospital in Katerini and then transferred to the neurological clinic at Ippokration Hospital.
A hospital announcement on Thursday said the actor was admitted after suffering a mild blow to the head and remains in hospital for tests but is otherwise in good health.
Due to his admission in hospital, Thursday's performance of Lysistrate at Dion has also been cancelled.