Luke Perry is probably best known for his role in “Beverly Hills, 90210,” where he played Dylan McKay alongside Ian Ziering, Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling, Brian Austin Green and Gabrielle Carteris.
More recently, he has taken on a fatherly role in the show “Riverdale,” playing Fred Andrews.
It’s a little ironic and more than a little sad that the day he experienced a stroke was the same day that a reboot of the iconic ’90s show was announced. Though his former co-stars all signed on, he had not.
On Wednesday, Feb. 27, a 911 call was placed from Perry’s Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, home that mentioned someone had suffered a stroke, according to TMZ.
Paramedics got to the residence at around 9:40 a.m. and ushered the patient to the hospital.
Us Weekly later received confirmation from the Los Angeles Fire Department that the man who’d suffered a stroke was indeed Luke Perry and that his condition is currently unknown.
Some sources are suggesting the stroke was “massive,” but no authoritative reports have yet been released.
As of Thursday morning, People got news that the actor is still in the hospital and under observation.
“Mr. Perry is currently under observation at the hospital,” one of Perry’s representatives told them.
“I just heard the frightening news about my dear old friend Luke Perry having a massive stroke,” actress Kristy Swanson tweeted. “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.”
This isn’t the first major health issue Perry has encountered. In 2015, the actor went in for cancer screening via colonoscopy and the doctors found precancerous growths.
“Right now, there are 23 million Americans who haven’t been screened who need to be screened,” Perry said in an interview with Fox News. “If I had waited, it could have been a whole different scenario.”
An advocate for regular cancer screening, Perry has made it one of his missions to get people to take care of themselves and prevent cancer from taking root.
— TMZ (@TMZ) February 28, 2019
“When I heard that this was the most detectable cancer that we know of yet it’s the second most lethal,” he said, “I just couldn’t figure out why that was and I wanted to get out there and tell people about it.”
We hope Perry will be able to pull through and get back to his work as an actor and advocate.
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