ROBERT Downey Jr. has been struck down with a mystery illness.
The Hollywood hunk apparently hasn’t shown up to the London, England, set of Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes sequel — in which the Iron Man 2 star plays the titular character — because he’s feeling under the weather.
“Everyone was fired up and ready to go,” a source told British newspaper The Sun.
“Word filtered around that Robert had a bit of a sniffle and wouldn’t be coming in. It was a bit of a shock.”
Meanwhile, the 45-year-old actor — who already has a 16-year-old son from a previous relationship — has reportedly been telling pals he wants to start a family with his sexy wife, film producer Susan Levin.
Rob married Susan in 2005 and has credited her for helping him rebuild his career after years of drug addiction.
“Robert has nearly nine years of sobriety under his belt, and his professional life is going great guns,” a source told American tabloid the National Enquirer.
“Susan’s never pressured him about having kids. But Robert brought it up first, and she’s thrilled. Susan is 36 and wants to have a family.
“They are both ready, willing and able.”
Robert recently admitted he’s amazed at how “fantastic” married life is.
“I don’t joke when I say she is my better half,” he gushed. “She truly is.
“I cannot believe what a fantastic life I have today. But here’s the thing, she didn’t change me at all. She just gave me an ultimatum at a certain point.
“Ultimately, we both changed a lot so that now I can’t ever imagine a life before her. I’ve certainly come to believe that Mrs. Downey and I together are definitely better than me alone or me and anybody else.”
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