Richard Gere was hospitalized with pneumonia overnight while vacationing in Mexico with his family
Richard Gere was hospitalized overnight with pneumonia while vacationing with his family near Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to Fox News Digital on Saturday.
The 73-year-old actor fell ill this week while traveling with his wife Alejandra Silva and their children to celebrate her 40th birthday, TMZ reported on Saturday.
Before leaving on vacation, Gere contracted a bad cough that worsened during his stay in Mexico, according to the outlet.
The Pretty Woman star eventually took himself to a hospital, where he was diagnosed with pneumonia. After staying in the hospital overnight, Gere was discharged the next day and given antibiotics.
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It is not known where Gere’s hospitalization took place, but he is currently recovering this weekend while still on vacation in Mexico and his condition is improving, according to TMZ.
Gere’s rep told Fox News Digital that he had no further comment.
The Golden Globe Award winner and Silva married in 2018 and share son Alexander, 4, and another son, who they welcomed in April 2020. Silva mentioned in a post she shared on Instagram on Thursday that the family had recently been ill.
The publicist uploaded a photo where she was seen walking on a beach while holding hands with Alexander while their youngest son ran towards the waves in front of them.
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“Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes… after almost 3 weeks of everyone in our family being sick I finally feel a lot better today! Thanks for all the love,” she wrote in the caption, adding a red heart emoji.
She continued, “I give you everything back #happybirthday #happy40.”
On Saturday, Silva shared a photo to her Instagram Story in which she and Gere, who was wearing a face mask, were seen from behind as they walked hand in hand with their younger son. “Beach day,” wrote Silva on the photo.
In addition to his children with Silva, Gere is also father to 23-year-old son Homer James, whom he shares with ex-wife Carey Lowell.
Gere recently starred alongside Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon and Emma Roberts in the 2023 romantic comedy Maybe I Do, which released last month.
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