Rafael Amaya Drug Overdose
Telemundo has issued a statement after its leading star lands in the hospital for an alleged drug overdose. Telemundo

After news broke that "El Señor De Los Cielos" star Rafael Amaya was rushed to a hospital in México City following drug abuse, Telemundo has issued a statement. The Spanish-language network did not clarify the situation, but did comment that Season 4 of the narco-series is going according to schedule. "We don't make comments on rumors about the personal life of our employees or actors," read the statement. "After being out last week, we are happy to know that Rafael is fine and took some well deserved vacation days after 11 months of filming non-stop. The production of Season 4 of 'El Señor De Los Cielos' is almost done and will continue as it was originally. This series has been a hit and a big part of that is due to Rafael's hard work and dedication. He is a great profession and a dear member of the Telemundo family."

Rumor has it that the 38-year-old actor had a near death experience last week when he was rushed to the hospital after a drug overdose. TVyNovelas magazine reported that Amaya was admitted to Hospital Español in the City of México on October 27 at 4 in the morning. The actor who plays the drug lord Aurelio Casillas had tachycardia (fast heart rate) symptoms and drug intoxication. Due to his state, he was rushed to intensive care unit and taken care of in a private, restricted area of the hospital. It was until 2pm of that same day that Rafael reacted to the treatment and woke up. He started eating two hours later and was able to start walking.

Rafael Amaya is in the middle of the Season 4 production of "El Señor De Los Cielos." Production had been reportedly halted until the star of the series was able to resume work. Sources to the magazine say that fame has gotten to his head and he has been treating staff on the show extremely bad. Not only that, but he arrives incredibly late to his shoots. Things got so severe at one point that he was fined $300,000 Mexican pesos (about US$18,000) for not arriving on schedule for his callings. Earlier this year, Telemundo announced that a new season of the successful series had been commissioned and production has been underway in Mexico most of this year. The new season of the narco-series is expected to air sometime in 2016 and it is most likely that a fifth season will be green-lit as well.

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