Irish actor Jonathan Rhys MeyersIan West/PA

Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers has pulled out of a New York press campaign for the hit TV show.

Rhys Meyers was supposed to appear on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and the "Martha Stewart" but canceled both saying he was "ill."

He has since disappeared from the press trail.

His publicist, Meredith O'Sullivan, said Meyers had completed two full press days in New York but then, he "came down with something and we had to pull him from his remaining press."

Several critics had commented on his dishevelled appearance at the premiere party for Tudors in New York but O'Sullivan insists he is ill.

Rhys Meyers spent time in rehab in 2007 to treat alcohol abuse and Hollywood gossips claim he returned in February for another stint.

Again, O'Sullivan insists his current illness has nothing to do with his past drinking problems but nobody's actually saying what he is ill with.