HUGH LAURIE’S LA home was burgled while the British actor and his wife JO slept upstairs.
The thieves broke into the House star’s £2.2 million pad in the Hollywood Hills and stole his laptop.
The incident made the actor late for a TV interview the following morning.
He told the TV crew: “We were in bed when it happened.
“I came down this morning and said, 'Where's the laptop?' Then we realised.”
Police believe the burglary could be the work of a gang who have targeted other houses in the area.
Singer FAITH HILL and husband TIM MCGRAW, plus movie mogul SHERRY LANSING, have all recently been hit.
Hugh moved to LA in 2004 when he landed the role of Dr Gregory House, for which he is paid £220,000 per episode.
He is said to have been left shaken by the incident.
A friend said: “Hugh keeps thinking about what would have happened if he had woken up to confront the burglars.
“There are some crazy people in Los Angeles who don't think twice about using violence.
“He was very lucky that he slept through it all.”