Luke Perry is in the hospital after suffering a 'massive' stroke. Paramedics responded to the 52-year-old's $1.6million home in Sherman Oaks at 9.40a
Luke Perry is in the hospital after suffering a ‘massive’ stroke.
Paramedics responded to the 52-year-old’s $1.6million home in Sherman Oaks at 9.40am on Wednesday.
His representative told DailyMail.com on Thursday: ‘Mr. Perry is currently under observation at the hospital,’ but they would not share any further details.
TMZ reports that he is now being sedated. The website briefly reported that he had been put in a medically induced coma earlier, but there has been no official update on his condition.
Perry is best known for appearing in Beverly Hills, 90210.
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Luke Perry, shown in October, was taken to the hospital in Los Angeles on Wednesday at 9.40am after suffering a stroke at his home
As news of his health scare spread on Thursday, some of the cast paid tribute to him.
Shannen Doherty, who played his on-screen girlfriend, shared a photograph of the two together in the 1990s without a caption.
Ian Ziering post one too 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.’
Kristy Swanson, who starred alongside Perry in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, tweeted: ‘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.’
In recent months, he had been suffering from a bad back, according to neighbors who spoke to Radar Online.
They said he was otherwise in good health and regularly worked out.
On Wednesday, the same day of his stroke, which was first reported by TMZ, Fox announced it would be rebooting the 90s classic with some of the original cast but it is not known if Perry was in talks to appear in it.
Most recently, he has appeared on screens as Fred Andrews in the hit series Riverdale.
He also appeared in the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the 1994 film 8 Seconds.
Perry shot to fame as Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills 90210 in the 90s.
The actor’s career has spanned several decades. He is shown, left, in Beverly Hills 90210 with Shannen Doherty and right, starring alongside KJ Apa in Riverdale which is currently on CW
Perry, far right, with the cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 which will be rebooted by Fox
It is not clear if Perry was home alone or who called 911. His $1.6million home is pictured
He has gone on to appear in dozens of shows and films and is one of the most prolific TV actors in Hollywood.
He has two children with his ex-wife Rachel Sharp. The pair were married between 1993 and 2003.
Since then, he has not had any serious relationships that have been made public.
It is not clear who was home with Perry, if anyone, when he suffered his stroke. The actor’s children are 21 and 18.
In 2015, the actor had a cancer scare when doctors found pre-cancerous cells on his colon.
Ian Ziering, Perry’s co-star from Beverly Hills, 90210, shared this tribute to him on Instagram
Shannen Doherty shared this photograph of the pair embracing but did not offer a caption
Kristy Swanson, Perry’s co-star in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, shared this message of support
They were removed and Perry adapted his diet and lifestyle afterwards to reduce his chances of it returning.
‘I have significantly cut down on the amount of red meat I eat.
‘I used to be a steak and potatoes kind of guy — now it’s just for special occasions. I eat a lot more fish, natural grains and fiber,’ he said in an interview at the time.
The cast of Riverdale is currently filming the show’s fourth season in Vancouver while the remainder of the third series is aired on CW.
It is not clear what Perry’s filming schedule is.
A spokesman for CW declined to comment when contacted by DailyMail.com on Thursday.
Fox announced on Wednesday that it had ordered a revival of Beverly Hills 90210 and that some of the major characters from the original series had signed on.
Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling all agreed to take part but it is not clear of Perry was in discussions for it.