Verne Troyer, the actor most famous for his role as Mini Me in the Austin Powers movies, has been hospitalized, People confirms. News of his condition first broke on TMZ, when the outlet reported that police arrived at Troyer's home Monday night after receiving a call that the actor was "extremely upset, drunk and suicidal."
A note posted on his Instagram account reads, "Asking you to keep Verne in your thoughts and prayers. He's getting the best care possible and is resting comfortably."
Troyer was once based in Arlington, where he lived for more than 10 years as an actor-stunt man. He got his start in Hollywood as a double for a 9-month-old infant in the 1994 film Baby's Day Out. He later appeared in films like Men in Black, Jingle All the Way and, of course, Austin Powers. He told The Dallas Morning News in 1999, "I'm the only short person in my family. My dad didn't treat me any different from my brother, Davon, and my sister, Deborah. I had to do everything they did. It made me very agile, very athletic. Doing stunts is almost natural."
The actor was hospitalized for alcohol addiction a year ago, in April of 2017.