Star Trek’s “Spock” Leonard Nimoy Hospitalized With Chest Pains


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Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy was taken to UCLA Medical Center after complaining of severe chest pains.

The 83-year-old suffers from COPD and was rushed to the hospital on February 19, after 911 was called.

LAFD spokeswoman Katherine Main said firefighters went to the 800 block of Stone Canyon Road in Bel-Air at around 7:31 a.m. on Thursday.

A representative with Nimoy’s agent, Bob Gersh, declined to comment about the actor’s health.

Leonard has previously spoken about his struggle with COPD, which makes it increasingly difficult to breathe.

The actor has been in and out of hospitals multiple times the last few months, following his announcement that he suffers from the lung disease.

Leonard Nimoy a veteran

In 2014, Nimoy took to Twitter to announce his diagnosis, stating, “I quit smoking 30 years ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP [Live Long and Prosper]”.

He blames his illness on the years he was a cigarette smoker.

Leonard Nimoy retired from Star Trek conventions in 2011, but continues to urge fans to support the franchise.

Nichelle  Nichols on Star Trek

He continues to reach out to his fans whenever he can, and made a cameo as the steadfastly logical Vulcan in the 2013 reboot sequel, Into Darkness.

It is not clear whether the actor remains hospitalized or not. UCLA Medical Center spokesman on Monday said the hospital could not “confirm, deny or acknowledge” Nimoy was at the hospital.

The actor tweeted on Sunday, “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP”.

We all send our well-wishes to the actor.

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