Tim Burton was hospitalized in December while trying to pass painful kidney stones. His long time partner and muse Helena Bonham Carter told the audience at the British Independent Film Awards that Tim was absent due to his health concerns.
"My dear boyfriend, who sadly is not here… he is pushing out a kidney stone as we speak," said Helena.
Burton was supposed to recover and be out of the hospital in December, but complications kept him bed-ridden.
We hope he gets better soon! Kidney stones are no picnic!
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