LONDON (AP) — Veteran actor Ian McKellen is expected to make a full recovery after toppling off a London stage Monday during a fight scene in a play and being hospitalized.

Producers say the 85-year-old actor known for playing Gandalf in the “Lord of the Rings” is in good spirits after the tumble.

McKellen was playing John Falstaff in a production of “Player Kings” when he fell at the Noel Coward Theatre.

A BBC journalist at the play says the actor cried out in pain after the fall.

The theater was evacuated and the play was canceled.

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