Actor Luke Perry has been hospitalized following reports that he suffered a stroke.
“Mr. Perry is currently under observation at the hospital,” Perry’s spokesman confirmed to The Times on Thursday.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to an “unspecified medical aid request” at a Sherman Oaks home on Wednesday morning, according to Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the department. Humphrey could not confirm additional details, but said a paramedic ambulance transported a person to a local hospital.
The 52-year-old actor, most recently seen on the CW’s “Riverdale,” reportedly suffered a stroke, according to TMZ, though Perry’s spokesman declined to confirm that information.
The incident comes a day after Fox announced a six-episode revival of “Beverly Hills, 90210,” the hit 1990s TV drama that starred Perry, among others. However, he has not yet been attached to the project.
On social media, fans and former costars of the TV heartthrob wished Perry a swift recovery on Thursday.
Ian Ziering, who costarred with Perry on “Beverly Hills, 90210” and has signed on for the revival, shared a photo of them on Instagram that he captioned: “No words can express what my heart feels hearing today’s shocking news. Let us all say a prayer for his speedy recovery.”
Shannen Doherty, another “90210” alum, chimed in on Instagram with a note for her TV boyfriend, writing, “My friend. Holding you tight and giving you my strength. You got this.”
Here’s a sampling of other responses:
Terribly concerned for my old friend Luke Perry, currently hospitalized. Sending healing thoughts and prayers for strength. Please send some Love his way.— Lou Diamond Phillips (@LouDPhillips) February 28, 2019
I just heard the frightening news about my dear old friend Luke Perry having a massive stroke. 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 🙏🏼❤️ @LukePerryIII— Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO) February 28, 2019
Praying hard for Luke Perry today. May he have a full and fast recovery. 🙏🏼— Dean Cain (@RealDeanCain) February 28, 2019
I’m praying for #LukePerry . This is a man who drove to Chatsworth, CA to visit one of his biggest fans in the hospital, stayed for an hour, called later to check in - with no agenda or press. He’s a great person & I’m just sad for him & hope he has a full & fast recovery. ♥️🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/AW0HIGwOzG— Santina Muha (@SantinaMuha) February 28, 2019