Liam Hemsworth was hospitalized for kidney stones


Just last week, Anna Kendrick gave a shout out to all the lovely folks at the Atlanta hospital who treated her for kidney stones. The latest kidney stone victim is Liam Hemsworth. As we know, his beautiful wife, Miley Cyrus, attended the Isn’t It Romantic premiere in a dress that looked like an epic romance novel threw up on her. Miley tweeted several times that she was representing her husband, (the Lesser Hemsworth, but the Greater Liam), who was feeling poorly. But Liam is the romantic lead, so his absence was kind of big deal. Yesterday it was confirmed that his weekend hospital stay was because of kidney stones.

Liam Hemsworth is taking it easy as he recovers from kidney stones.

The 29-year-old actor was briefly hospitalized on Saturday night, his Isn’t It Romantic costar Rebel Wilson first revealed over the weekend. PEOPLE confirmed on Monday that Hemsworth was dealing with kidney stones.

A source told PEOPLE that although Hemsworth “was briefly hospitalized,” he is now “at home resting and will be fine.”

The actor skipped press for the movie on Sunday and later missed the big premiere on Monday night in Los Angeles. But in a sweet gesture of support, his wife Miley Cyrus, 26, showed up to the premiere on his behalf and explained on her Instagram that the star was focusing on his health.

[From People]

As the excerpt said, People confirmed that Liam suffered from kidney stones and yet, none of their direct source quotes mentions it by name. They all just go on record with the brief hospitalization and resting at home part. Why? Because kidney stones aren’t sexy. For those that have never had to endure them, we incorrectly lump kidney stones in with ‘old people diseases’ (they aren’t, adults at every age are susceptible). For those that have had them, you know precisely how painful they are and the exact timbre of Liam’s wailing at present. Plus, the ‘cure’ involves them ‘passing’ through a tube not set up for solids. None of that is what you want people picturing while they are standing in the ticket line fantasying about your toned body wrapped only in a towel. As glib as I am writing this, I feel really bad for Liam. I am terrified of kidney stones and you all validated my fear in the Anna Kendrick post. I would feel terrible for him just for being sick with stones but I also think this movie is going to be a real standout for him. I was supposed to see it tonight but my Galentine date is sick so I’ll check it out next week.

And although I really do feel bad for him, I am getting a good chuckle thinking about co-star Adam Devine sending him taunting texts as he’s trying to recover in bed. Can you imagine what Liam’s brothers are putting him through right now?




Photo credit: WENN Photos

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  1. Clare says:

    Oh, I think he is defo the better Hemsworth! I mean, he seems sweet and he’s not married to Elsa ‘photoshoots in castles’ Pataky. lol

  2. PhillyGal says:

    I wouldn’t wish kidney stones on my worst enemy.

    • Snap says:

      This^ my hubby scared the daylights out of me when he passed one of them tortuous kidney stones. He was in so much pain i thought he was dying. It looked like a mini spiked ball of calcium. So i send him a big water container in his lunch box every day. I NEVER want to see him in that kind of pain EVER AGAIN!

  3. Chef Grace says:

    Bet the ‘getting stoned’ jokes are getting old by now. ;)

  4. LB says:

    I had kidney stones last weekend too. Weird.

  5. Lizzie says:

    ever since the anna kendrick story i’ve been guzzling water. now i’m going to double up.

    • Yup, Me says:


      Also- ever since I heard that thing about roller coaster rides whipping the kidney stones out of people, I’ve thought of that as a “cure” so my first thought was that Liam and Miley should go check out a theme park.

  6. Tallia says:

    OMG. I thought that pic was Scott Dissick when I saw it. Nooooo

  7. Sara C. says:

    Hecate, your description of Miley’s dress made me laugh — accurate!

    Hopefully Liam is on the mend soon, kidney stones are definitely no joke.

  8. Erinn says:

    All those keto lovers out there better watch themselves because it definitely increases the risk of stones.

  9. steph o says:

    Where did these delightful photos of Liam with a saxophone come from?! To be fair, I am enjoying their inclusion sans context…

  10. Deeanna says:

    Go to the ER if passing a stone. They can treat for pain.

  11. Elise says:

    Ai yi yi. My father had kidney stones, and had to have surgery–twice. The doctor who did the first one told him he had a 50-50 chance of dying on the table the next time, so he PUT IT OFF for the next TWENTY YEARS. After the second surgery (they had to remove the kidney, which was nothing but a mass of scar tissue by that time) the doctor showed my mom and me what he’d removed. The damn thing was the size of my entire thumb. Kidney stones are NOT something to mess around with.