Rep: Nicolas Cage Skipped SXSW Due To Health Worries

Nicolas Cage was expected to be at South By Southwest this past weekend to promote his upcoming film The Trust, and while co-star Elijah Wood was in Austin for the film’s SXSW premiere, Cage was mysteriously a no-show.

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According to a SXSW rep, however, some unexpected health concerns kept Cage grounded after the actor began experiencing a bout of dizziness before leaving for Austin, and thought it best to stay put in Las Vegas.

“This was definitely unforeseen,” a spokesperson for the festival tells the New York Post“s Page Six. “He had dizziness before boarding and they checked his blood pressure, which was high.”;

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The personal rep for the National Treasure star adds: “We all felt it was better for him not to get on the plane since flying could make things worse. Thankfully he is now much better.”;

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