“A personal health matter.”

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Production of the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody has halted after director,  Bryan Singer took leave to deal with a”health matter”.

Singer’s spokesperson said that the producer and director had taken leave for  “a personal health matter concerning Bryan and his family”.

Speaking to the BBC, the film’s studio, 20th Century Fox said, “Twentieth Century Fox Film has temporarily halted production on Bohemian Rhapsody due to the unexpected unavailability of Bryan Singer.”

Bryan Singer also appears to have taken his Twitter account offline.

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The film has been in production in the UK with Mr Robot actor Rami Malek as the late Freddie Mercury and is due for release in December 2018

*This article was updated to reflect that the film is a biopic on the band, Queen not just Freddie Mercury.