Luke Perry is hospitalized after suffering a “massive stroke,” according to reports.
TMZ and The Blast say that paramedics were called to the Riverdale actor’s home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., on Wednesday at 9:40 a.m. to treat someone suffering a stroke. Perry, who soared to stardom in the ’90s on Beverly Hills, 90210, was transported to the hospital.
A spokesperson for the star, 52, tells Yahoo, “Mr. Perry is currently under observation at the hospital,” but provided no further details.
On Thursday afternoon, TMZ reported that a Perry family source said the star had been put in a medically induced coma. However, Perry’s rep said that is untrue. The website now reports that Perry is “sedated.”
Perry’s health crisis occurred the same day that his former Peach Pit co-stars announced their Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot. The actor, a father of two, did not sign on to star in the project, which will feature Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling, and air on Fox. He played heartthrob Dylan McKay.
Well wishes for Perry popped up on social media immediately after news broke. Shannen Doherty, who played Brenda to his Dylan, shared a throwback of them hugging on the show.
Ziering posted an old photo in which he was giving Perry a kiss.
Rebecca Gayheart, who played his on-screen wife on Antonia on 90210, also sent good thoughts.
And his Riverdale co-stars are also thinking of him. He’s appeared on the show as Archie’s father, Fred Andrews, since 2016.
Here are some others:
I just heard the frightening news about my dear old friend Luke Perry having a massive stroke. Luke honey I am praying so hard for you right now, I love you so much, and by God’s Grace you will get through this. Please pray for Luke 🙏🏼❤️ @LukePerryIII
— Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO) February 28, 2019
Sending my love to Luke Perry. ❤️
— Molly Ringwald (@MollyRingwald) February 28, 2019
Prayers and good healing energy to our close family friend Luke Perry. We love you
— Rosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) March 1, 2019
Praying hard for Luke Perry today. May he have a full and fast recovery. 🙏🏼
— Dean Cain (@RealDeanCain) February 28, 2019
Terribly concerned for my old friend Luke Perry, currently hospitalized. Sending healing thoughts and prayers for strength. Please send some Love his way.
— Lou Diamond Phillips (@LouDPhillips) February 28, 2019
I've worked with Luke Perry numerous times throughout my career, and neither I nor any actor or stunt performer I know has ever had anything but complimentary things to say about him as a professional and a human being. A great dude to whom I wish a fast and complete recovery. pic.twitter.com/mpS49T3yJj
— Paul Lazenby (@MaulerMMA) February 28, 2019
Praying my dude, Mr. Luke Perry, recovers quickly! You're tough as nails so I know you've got this, bro. Lifting you up! #prayingforluke
Luke Perry Hospitalized After Reportedly Suffering ‘Massive Stroke’ – Variety https://t.co/JAtQYmllMw
— Aiden Flowers (@TheAidenFlowers) February 28, 2019
I’m praying for #LukePerry . This is a man who drove to Chatsworth, CA to visit one of his biggest fans in the hospital, stayed for an hour, called later to check in – with no agenda or press. He’s a great person & I’m just sad for him & hope he has a full & fast recovery. ♥️🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/AW0HIGwOzG
— Santina Muha (@SantinaMuha) February 28, 2019
Sending prayers to my friend Luke Perry for a speedy recovery!
— Chad Lowe (@ichadlowe) February 28, 2019
My deepest thoughts are with my brother #LukePerry. Strength, strength.
— Willie Garson (@WillieGarson) February 28, 2019
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