Kevin Spacey is walking with a cane after injuring himself while playing tennis.

The Hollywood actor sparked fears for his health when he limped along the red carpet at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Monday night (25Aug14) with a crutch.

Spacey has now revealed he hurt his leg during a tennis game two days before the big awards show.

He tells Entertainment Tonight, "The cane wasn't actually planned. Two days ago on the tennis court, I strained my hamstring in racing for a drop shot - which I got, by the way! It was the winning point, so at least there's that."