Luke Perry Reportedly Sedated After Suffering "Massive" Stroke
Actor Luke Perry, who starred on the long-running hit show “Beverly Hills, 90210,” has suffered a stroke.
The 52-year-old Perry was taken by ambulance to a Los Angeles-area hospital Wednesday morning after paramedics responded to a Sherman Oaks home, “Entertainment Tonight” reports.
“We received a 911 call at 9:39 a.m. yesterday,” a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson told ET Thursday. “The firefighters and paramedics from our department responded and one ambulance transported to an area hospital.”
His condition on Thursday was not immediately confirmed. A representative for Perry told TMZ he remained under observation at the hospital and has been sedated, while a family member reportedly said that the 'Riverdale' star had been placed in an induced coma.
“90210” ran for ten seasons on Fox, from 1990 to 2000. Also Wednesday, Fox announced it was rebooting “90210” with the original cast members. Fellow former cast member Tori Spelling previously told US entertainment show "Access Live" that Perry would not be a part of the reboot due to commitments with "Riverdale".
Perry currently stars as Fred Andrews, father of Archie Andrews (played by KJ Apa) in the CW show “Riverdale”.
Since Thursday, celebrities have sent through messages of support for the actor.
Former 90210 castmates Shannen Doherty and Ian Ziering posted messages of support on Instagram, with Doherty writing "My friend. Holding you tight and giving you my strength. You got this." with a photo of the two of them together.
Ziering posted a photo of himself planting a kiss on Perry's cheek with the caption "No words can express what my heart feels hearing today's shocking news. Let us all say a prayer for his speedy recovery."
Molly Ringwald tweeted "Sending my love to Luke Perry. ❤".
Fellow actor Willie Garson posted on Twitter, saying: "My deepest thoughts are with my brother
#LukePerry. Strength, strength."
This story is still developing.