Date: 22nd February 2001
Actor DAVID PROWSE, the body of STAR WARS villain DARTH VADER, has become paralysed in his left arm.
The former Mr Universe contestant was rushed to hospital with a fever and a high temperature - and although an arthritis sufferer, doctors have ruled that out as a cause, along with the possibility of a stroke.
Wife Norma says, "We are puzzled, we don't know what it is. He couldn't move." (AW/WNTSU/PDD)