Valerie Harper Taken to Hospital in Maine as a Precaution after Feeling Ill

31 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Valerie Harper Hospitalized in Maine.

The 75-year-old actress, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009 before it spread to her brain in 2013, was hospitalized Wednesday evening at York General Hospital in Maine after indicating she wasn’t feeling well, reports Deadline. “She is resting comfortably and will remain in the hospital for observation for the time being,” the Ogunquit Playhouse theater where Harper is appearing in the production of “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” said in a statement on Wed. LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Actress Valerie Harper, best known for her role on TV’s “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its spin-off, “Rhoda”, has been hospitalized after falling ill before a performance. However, there’s no telling when Harper, who plays Millicent Winter in the Gershwin musical, which is slated to run through August 15, will return to the stage following her illness. “Valerie Harper was taken to a local hospital as a precaution before her July 29 evening performance … after reporting that she was not feeling well,” the play’s executive artistic director, Bradford T. 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.”

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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