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Sheridan Smith rushed to hospital

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Sheridan Smith rushed to hospital

Sheridan Smith has been rushed to hospital.

The 'Funny Girl' actress - who has sparked concerns for her mental health in recent weeks - was taken via ambulance to Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford on Sunday (22.05.16) after she reportedly collapsed at Champneys Health Spa.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Things have been looking up, but on Sunday there was a medical emergency and ambulances were called. But she is doing much better and it has nothing to do with stress or her state of mind."

A spokesperson for the South East Coast Ambulance confirmed a woman "in need of medical assistant" was taken to hospital as a "priority" just after 5.20pm.

She was later released from the Royal Surrey County and is said to have made a full recovery following her collapse.

The 34-year-old beauty - whose beloved father Colin was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year - decided to flee to the Champneys Health Spa after taking a month off her West End show 'Funny Girl' due to "exhaustion and stress."

Producers of the production, which is staged at the Savoy Theatre in London, announced earlier this month that Sheridan will not be appearing in the show for "two to four weeks" while she gets the "rest and support she needs".

Sheridan was recently faced with claims she was drunk on stage during the West End show, with the performance subsequently cancelled due to "technical difficulties."

Meanwhile, Sheridan's friends are becoming increasingly worried about the star and have urged her to get some help after she started to isolate herself following her father's tragic cancer diagnosis in January.

A source said recently: "Her dad's diagnosis was a bolt from the blue. She is trying to be strong but she isn't answering her phone, and has cocooned herself away from lots of her mates. We want her to get the help she needs - that anyone would need under the circumstances."