"Boston Legal" star William Shatner (search) was taken to a hospital from the set of the ABC series Tuesday after complaining of lower back pain, a spokeswoman said.

Shatner, 74, had completed filming for the day at the Manhattan Beach studio when the problem occurred, series publicist Stacey Luchs said.

He was being checked out at a nearby hospital and was expected to return to work Wednesday, Luchs said.

The actor, who played Captain Kirk in the original "Star Trek (search)" series, received an Emmy Award (search) last month for his portrayal of attorney Denny Crane on the ABC series.

It was his second Emmy for playing the character, who was first introduced on ABC's "The Practice."