Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein was rerouted to a New York City hospital Monday night while authorities were transporting him to the jail on Rikers Island.

A spokesman for Weinstein confirmed to NBC News that the disgraced movie mogul was rerouted to Bellevue Hospital, but did not know the reason why. A representative for Weinstein said he was taken to the hospital after complaining of chest pains, according to Variety.

The New York City Department of Corrections did not provide comment other than to say he was remanded and transferred into custody.

In this courtroom sketch, Harvey Weinstein, from center, is led out of Manhattan Supreme Court by court officers after a jury convicted him of rape and sexual assault in New York on Feb. 24, 2020.Elizabeth Williams / AP

Weinstein, 67, was found guilty Monday afternoon of third-degree rape of Jessica Mann, a former aspiring actress, as well as a count of criminal sexual act in the first degree against Mimi Haley, a former “Project Runway” production assistant.

A jury found him not guilty on two counts of predatory sexual assault, which each carried a sentence of up to life in prison. He was also acquitted on a count of first-degree rape against Mann.

In all, more than 80 women have accused the Oscar-winning producer of sexual assault and harassment going back decades. He was remanded taken into custody Monday and is scheduled to be sentenced on March 11.

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