Gary Coleman hospitalized after seizure on ‘The Insider’ set
This article was originally on a blog post platform and may be missing photos, graphics or links. See About archive blog posts.
Gary Coleman suffered an apparent seizure on the set of ‘The Insider’ on Friday and was taken to a Los Angeles area hospital. Fellow panelist Dr. Drew Pinsky, who was sitting next to him at the time, administered care until paramedics arrived. (Note to self: If possible, always make sure Dr. Drew is nearby in case of emergency.)
It’s not the only recent medical setback for the Utah-based actor, who in January suffered a seizure requiring hospitalization while he was in L.A. for a meeting regarding removing full-frontal nudity from a film in which he stars.
Coleman, who is 41, suffers from a congenital kidney disease and requires frequent dialysis, which he has said he prefers not to discuss. ‘The Insider’ says it won’t release footage of the incident, E! Online reports.
Coleman had appeared before on an ‘Insider’ panel that aired Feb. 17, angrily defending himself against questions regarding his relationship with his wife and allegations of domestic violence. In that expletive-peppered appearance, Coleman stormed off the set.
He was scheduled for a meet-and-greet and to perform stand-up comedy Saturday night at the Temple Music Hall in Canandaigua, N.Y. A phone call to the venue was not immediately returned.
-- Christie D’Zurilla
Related dispatches from the Ministry of Gossip:
The Ministry worries about celebs who are under the weather! Click here and scroll down for more.