Kate Beckinsale posts cryptic photo after rushing to hospital in Golden Globes dress

Kate Beckinsale shared a cryptic black square on Instagram not long after she revealed she rushed to the hospital from the 2024 Golden Globes.

The “Serendipity” star had posted a photo of herself, still dressed in her awards show gown, eating while surrounding a patient’s bed.

Although it is unconfirmed, the patient appears to be her stepfather, Roy Battersby, whom she said was in poor health.

Hours later, she shared her blank image, prompting fans to assume that Battersby, 87, had died.

Beckinsale’s rep didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

Followers flooded Beckinsale’s Instagram with words of mourning and prayer.

Fans flooded the comments with words of mourning believing her stepfather, Roy Battersby, had passed away. katebeckinsale/Instagram
Last month, Beckinsale asked for prayers for her ailing stepfather. katebeckinsale/Instagram

“I’m so, so sorry. Roy was such a beautiful soul who I had the absolute pleasure of meeting and chatting with. It truly was a privilege to meet such a great man. Sending all my love to you all ❤️,” commented one fan.

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“My sincerest condolences to you and your family, Kate 💔 My heart breaks for you at this time,” commented another. “There truly are no words that can take the pain away.”

Last month, the “Underworld” actress, 50, asked fans for prayers to support the British TV director as his health had been declining.

She rushed to see him still wearing her gown. Golden Globes 2024 via Getty Images
The British TV director married Beckinsale’s mother, Judy Lowe, in 1997. katebeckinsale/Instagram

“We need a miracle,” she wrote on social media. “This week has taken an even scarier turn involving the health of my beloved stepdad, Roy, and we need every tiny scrap of love and magic in the hope he pulls through.”

She added that if people “would be kind enough to send healing energy his way, I’d be so grateful. I’d never forgive myself if I didn’t try every single thing and then would wonder for the rest of my life if that would have helped.”

Battersby married Beckinsale’s mother, Judy Lowe, on her 50th birthday in 1997. The “Pearl Harbor” actress’ father, Richard Beckinsale, died in March 1979 from a heart attack.