Attenborough Falls, Slips Into Short Coma

Gandhi director, 85, in hospital after 'banging his head'
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2008 11:37 AM CST
British film director Richard Attenborough and wife Sheila Sim arrive for the service for Diana, princess of Wales in London, Friday Aug. 31, 2007.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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(Newser) – Acclaimed director and actor Sir Richard Attenborough fell at his London home and briefly slipped into a coma, reports the Times of London. The Oscar-winning director of Gandhi, 85, is recovering in the hospital, but his family is unsure whether he'll be home for Christmas. Attenborough received a pacemaker after a recent blackout caused by a heart irregularity.