We promised you updates as they came in so here we go. We wish we had better news to report but TMZ just posted an update on 52-year-old Luke Perry’s stroke. And what they have learned is NOT good news. Not at all…
Just hours after first hearing the terrible news that ‘90s heartthrob Luke Perry had suffered a stroke, we now learn that the stroke was ‘massive’ and that the ’90210’ star has been placed in a medically-induced coma.
No further details have been revealed at this time, but we can expect further updates from TMZ who seems to have their finger on the pulse of what is happening, with the gravely ill actor.
Sources connected to Luke tell TMZ that "doctors have placed him in a medically induced coma. The stroke, we're told, was 'massive.' When paramedics arrived at his home he was responsive and talking but his condition deteriorated and he was rushed to the hospital.”
As we originally reported, “Paramedics responded to Luke's home in Sherman Oaks around 9:40 AM. We know the call came into the fire department for someone suffering a stroke, and Luke was transported to a nearby hospital. It's unclear what his condition is right now.”
According to TMZ, ”The 52-year-old who stars as Archie's dad, Fred Andrews, on 'Riverdale' ... had been shooting episodes recently in L.A. on the Warner Bros. lot.”
He was also, reportedly, in talks with Fox to reprise his role as Dylan McKay in the upcoming return of the monstrously-popular ’90s show, ‘Beverly Hills, 90210.’
“Luke's medical crisis coincidentally struck on the very same day Fox announced it will reboot ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ -- the show on which he shot to fame, playing Dylan McKay in the 90s.
Committed to his current role as Archie’s dad on ‘Riverdale,’ Perry is said to have NOT yet agreed to participate in the project.
“While his former costars -- Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Jason Priestly, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling and Gabrielle Carteris -- will be on the revived series, Luke has not signed on to the project.
Fans and costars of the ailing celebrity have reached out with words of encouragement and hope.
"Luke Perry's '90210' co-star @IanZiering expressed his support by posting a picture of the two of them on Instagram: "No words can express what my heart feels hearing today's shocking news. Let us all say a prayer for his speedy recovery"
"'90210' co-star @DohertyShannen showed her support for Luke Perry by posting an image from Brenda and Dylan's memorable spring dance episode on Instagram: "My friend. Holding you tight and giving you my strength. You got this"
“EVERYONE.....Pray for Luke Perry. He is still young yet, only 52. He is in a medically induced coma after suffering a massive stroke. He needs all the prayers he can get.”
"Prayers to my first celebrity crush. Luke Perry.”
AMEN to that!!