Actor Luke Perry is in the hospital following a stroke on Thursday, which came after the announcement of a reboot of the popular television show, “Beverly Hills 90210.”
TMZ reports that 52-year-old Perry, who starred as Dylan McKay in the original “Beverly Hills 90210,” suffered a stroke in his Sherman Oaks home. First responders rushed the actor to a local hospital.
According to the outlet, family members indicated the actor was placed into a medically-induced coma after a “massive stroke,” but his rep said that wasn’t so. His current condition remains unclear.
“We received a 911 call at 9:39 a.m. yesterday. The firefighters and paramedics from our department responded and one ambulance transported to an area hospital,” the Los Angeles Fire Department told Entertainment Tonight on Thursday.
Perry’s former co-star, Ian Ziering, took to Instagram and asked for prayers for his friend after learning of the incident.
“No words can express what my heart feels hearing today’s shocking news. Let us all say a prayer for his speedy recovery.”
Actress Shannen Doherty, who starred as Brenda Walsh on the show, also sent out well wishes following the news of Perry’s stroke.
Perry apparently had a stroke on the same day FOX announced a six-episode reboot of the show, scheduled to air this summer. Original cast members Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Tori Spelling, and Brian Austin Green were confirmed to return.
There has been no word that Perry, who currently stars on the hit show “Riverdale,” would return to star in the reboot. Shannen Doherty was also absent from the lineup.
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