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Oscars 2023: ‘Avatar’ VFX Artist, Eric Saindon Rushed Into Surgery After Accepting Academy Award At The Show

American visual effects artist, Eric Saindon,  who won an Oscar on Sunday for Avatar: The Way of Water, was transported to a hospital during the ceremony with severe pain.

He is finally  undergoing surgery for a rupture in his small intestine.

Saindon, 53 years old, served as a senior visual effcets supervisor on the blocxkbuster motion picture from james Cameron. He had won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects with Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, and Daniel Barrett at the event on Sunday March 12.

His mother Lila Saindon revealed to NBC affiliate News Center Maine that Saindon had been dealing with ‘serious pains’ throughout the day and visited a hospital as a result ahead of the ceremony. However, the doctors has guessed  that Saindon could be dealing with appendicitis, and then kidney stones. Therefore, he was treated for pain  but ‘determined to be at the Oscars.

According to Saindon’s mother he put his tuxedo on while at the hospital, heading to the ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

He successfully  acceptewd  his award at the show with his three colleagues and was later transported back to the hospital via limousine when it was  determined that he had a rupture in his small intestine, which doctors operated on.

A rep for the VFX production company Weta FX told Entertainment Tonight Monday that Saindon is ‘doing okay and recovering as we speak,’ adding, ‘I’m just glad he left when he did. A rupture is serious stuff.’ Saindon’s mother told the station that he was subsequently transferred to the intensive care unit of the hospital. He will not be cleared to return to his home in New Zealand for around a month, according to his mother.

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