The Office and After Life star Ewen MacIntosh has been rushed to hospital after suffering bad times.

MacInstosh, who portrayed Keith in the legendary Rickey Gervais and Stephen Merchant sitcom, sent a message to fans.

The 48-year-old recently starred in the third series of Netflix hit After Life as the Buffet Man.

Sharing a snap on Twitter, the actor could be seen in hospital with monitoring equipment attached to his body.

He said: "Bad times for me I'm afraid chums. Stay strong out there,” with a thumbs up emoji.

Fans rush to support Ewen MacIntosh amid ‘bad times’

Fans rushed to support the actor including a few famous faces.

talkSPORT’s Max Rushden replied: "Sending you all the best mate x," while After Life co-star Holli Dempsey added: "Sending love and healing vibes to ya Ewen xx."

One fan added: “Get well soon. You came up in conversation on Friday evening. Your self-appraisal is arguably the greatest scene of the greatest episode of the greatest comedy (maybe even tv show) of all time.”

“Hope it’s not too bad Ewan. All the best for a speedy recovery,” added another.