UPDATE 1:49 PM EST: York Hospital released a statement that Valerie Harper was discharged, but did not reveal any information about her illness.
On Wednesday night, Valerie Harper was rushed to the hospital during her stage production of Nice Work if You Can Get It.
Sources are reporting that first responders got a call just before 9 p.m. that the actress was unconscious backstage at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine. The Mary Tyler Moore Show star was rushed to York Hospital.
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She was set to appear in the second half of the musical, but the director told the audience that she needed immediate medical care and wouldn't be performing that night, before adding:
"She wants all of you to know after some fluids and rest she hopes to be right back here on stage later this week."
Sadly, an insider shared a different sentiment, saying:
"It doesn't look good."
A member of the production staff also revealed that the 75-year-old hadn't been in the best health all week. However, the theater released a statement regarding Valerie's well-being:
"Valerie Harper was taken to a local hospital as a precaution before her July 29 evening performance of Nice Work If You Can Get It, at the Ogunquit Playhouse, after reporting that she was not feeling well. She is resting comfortably and will remain in the hospital for observation for the time being. …. The audiences and all of us here at the Playhouse are greatly enjoying our time with Valerie here in Ogunquit, and we are encouraged that she is feeling better."
Not much information is available about what exactly caused her to lose consciousness, but we do know that the actress was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer two years ago, after previously beating lung cancer in 2009. No word yet if her hospitalization is related.
Our hearts got out to Valerie and her loved ones, and we hope she is able to fully recover.
[Image via Alberto Reyes/WENN.]
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