After noticing pain in his leg, which later forced him to seek medical attention during a charity golf game, 'Hobbit' actor James Nesbitt fears he may have deep vein thrombosis (DVT). He was checked by a doctor as well as a hematologist, both of whom suspect he has DVT, a condition in which blood clots in deep vein, most frequently the leg. The condition is often associated with long-distance travel; Nesbitt has been flying between New Zealand and the UK after being cast as Bofur in Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.
According to a source, on the day of the golf game, "It was clear he was in agony because he limped his way around the course."