Valerie Harper was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday after being found unconscious backstage at her musical, Nice Work If You Can Get It.
The 75-year-old actress, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2013, was scheduled to appear on stage in Maine on Wednesday night at the Ogunquit Playhouse.
Emergency services were called at 8:56 pm. and the fire department and ambulance arrived on scene. She was transported to York Hospital.
Harper plays the role of wealthy Millicent Winter in the show, and was due to continue her three-week run until August 15.
The director announced to the audience on Wednesday night that Harper had fallen ill and would not be performing.
On Thursday, an official statement from the Ogunquit Playhouse revealed Valerie Harper is comfortable in the hospital, where she will remain for observation.
Insiders revealed that the situation was quite serious and that Harper has been feeling unwell all week.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show star revealed earlier this year that she had made peace with her cancer diagnosis.
She was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2013, after beating lung cancer in 2009.
She stated, “I’m ready. I’m ready to go”.
The actress, who is married to actor/ producer Tony Cacciotti, previously said, “Sometimes I feel icky, but I’m feeling very good in New York. Maybe because I’m working or I’m talking about cancer in a positive way – I think that might have something to do with it.”
In April the Rhoda star explained that her rare form of cancer (eptomeningeal carcinomatosis) has not yet spread but had not been “cured”.
We all wish her well.
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