Valerie Harper hospitalized after falling ill backstage at a Maine playhouse

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Valerie Harper Hospitalized After Falling Ill Before Musical.

Valerie Harper was taken to the hospital before a performance at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine, on Wednesday night. In a statement obtained by the Associated Press Thursday, Ogunquit Playhouse executive artistic director Bradford Kenney reported that the four-time Emmy winner was “resting comfortably,” adding that Harper was feeling better. The former Mary Tyler Moore Show actress expressed that she was “not feeling well,” and her hospital visit was a “precaution,” according to a release from the theater. 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.” “When I wake up in the morning I don’t say, ‘Oh, I have cancer.’ I say ‘Another day.

Shortly after, about 9:40 p.m., the artistic director announced to the audience that the ambulance seen on the side of the lawn was for Harper and that she had fallen ill and would not be performing, ET’s anchor and correspondent, Ron Corning, stated. “In a way, it’s a positive thing to know that a year’s gone by and it’s nowhere else in my body,” Harper told ET in April after reports indicated she was “cured” of the cancer. “So I am cancer free from the neck down, so far.” Harper was starring alongside Golden Globe nominee Sally Struthers as Millicent Winter in the musical production of Nice Work If You Can Get It, scheduled to run from July 22 to Aug. 15.

That I’m absolutely – I don’t want to, my God, I want to live to be 102,” she said. “But I am not banking on anything, really, because we shouldn’t.

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