Dennis Hopper sent to hospital

Actor was in New York promoting 'Crash'

NEW YORK -- Dennis Hopper, in town to publicize his TV series "Crash," was taken to a hospital after developing flu-like symptoms.

Sheila Feren said that the 73-year-old star of "Easy Rider" and "Blue Velvet" was being examined at an unidentified New York hospital Wednesday afternoon after complaining of stomach ailments usually associated with the flu.

Hopper was forced to cancel a number of interviews and TV appearances, including the Associated Press, "Today" and "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," where he was replaced by Jack McBrayer of "30 Rock."

His current project is "Crash," a TV version of the Oscar-winning 2004 film. Hopper plays maniacal music producer Ben Cendars on the drama, which airs on the Starz network.