JOHNNY Vegas has been forced to reassure his fans he's OK after sharing a cryptic tweet that left them worried.
The comedian, 49, posted "See you in the next life x Night all" on his Twitter account at 1.54am today, leaving many desperate to know if he was alright.
One wrote: "How to panic the whole country in one tweet."
While another was unable to sleep, writing: "Was just going to bed. Now Im probably not going to get a wink worrying about what this means xxx."
However, a number of followers recognised the quote from 1988 crime/thriller Midnight Run, and did their best to reassure their fellow Vegas fans.
Realising that he'd panicked a few, Johnny cleared things up later in the morning, posting: "I'm absolutely fine. Apologies to anyone who hadnt read my earlier twitter thread, I was merely quoting the end of a favourite movie Midnight Run."
Last month Johnny showed off his five stone weight loss as he made a very dapper appearance at the TV Choice Awards.
The star, who weighed 18 stone at his heaviest, was spotted taking selfies and making a series of women laugh as he enjoyed a cigarette break at the bash.
The actor, who first revealed his new look in the summer of 2018, was very smart in a black suit with waist coat and baker boy hat.
Johnny whose real name is Michael Pennington previously revealed his slimmed down figure was down to overhauling his lifestyle.
He said: I am very careful about coming on and celebrating weight loss because it makes other people feel bad.
I have not done a diet in any way whatsoever. I have cut out things, its a lifestyle change - and not a drastic diet.
Then you can live with it and you dont feel like you are denying yourself anything - apart from cheese!
Meanwhile Johnnys wife Maia Dunphy recently opened up about their unconventional relationship following their brief split in 2018.
The couple announced they were going their separate ways last year but reunited shortly afterwards.
Maia, who raises the couples son Tom in DublinwhileJohnnyis based in the UK, told how their relationship is simply different to what people accept as the norm.
Maia said: Things are the way they always were. Life is complicated. People dont understand it and try to put a label on it.
Its work. Myself and Tom were just over in London for two weeks as Johnny was filming Open All Hours in a studio there and its rare hes in one place for that amount of time.
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