'Mini Me' actor Verne Troyer in hospital

Los Angeles (AFP) –


Verne Troyer, who is best known for his role as Mini Me in the "Austin Powers" movies, was recovering in hospital Wednesday after emergency services were reportedly called to his home.

The Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to a call at the actor's Hollywood home on Monday evening, according to multiple reports in the US entertainment media.

"Asking you to keep Verne in your thoughts and prayers," a representative posted on his Instragram.

"He's getting the best care possible and is resting comfortably. Appreciate the support from family, friends, and fans around the world. We will keep you updated here."

The post did not say what Troyer had been admitted for but celebrity news portal TMZ said the diminutive actor was being kept in hospital for 72 hours for evaluation.

Troyer spoke about his problems with drink when he spent time in hospital a year ago.

"As you know, I've battled alcohol addiction in the past and while it's not always been an easy fight, I'm willing to continue my fight day by day," he said in a statement.

Troyer is best known for his role as the evil Mini Me in the "Austin Powers" films and Griphook in "Harry Potter."