Riverdale‘s Luke Perry Hospitalized After “Massive Stroke”
It’s unfortunate that we have to balance out the good news of the Jonas Brothers upcoming single with some truly tragic information. Riverdale and Beverly Hills: 90210 star Luke Perry has suffered a “massive stroke” yesterday morning in Los Angeles, TMZ reports.
Per the site, the 52-year-old actor, who plays Fred Andrews on Riverdale, was hospitalized after he experienced a stroke at 9:40 AM on Wednesday morning in L.A., where he was recently spotted filming The CW show. He was at his home in Sherman Oaks.
The news comes the morning after a new Riverdale episode aired, and also the day after news that 90210 would be getting a revival with most of the OG stars participating including Jennie Garth, Jason Priestly, Brian Austin Green, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, and Tori Spelling. Luke’s planned participation on the series is unknown. He played heartthrob Dylan on the show from 1990 to 1995 and 1998 to 2000. It’s possible that the minds behind the revival knew yesterday of Luke’s condition and opted not to announce his decision about coming back to his ’90s character until he had been stabilized.
While his Beverly Hills and Riverdale co-stars have yet to react publicly, we’re sure it’s just a matter of time and will be updating this story as they do, or as any new information comes to light. If Luke is anything like Fred Andrews, he’s resilient and can make it through pretty much any medical emergency with a hell of a lot of optimism.
Update: 2/28/2019 11:40 AM EST Arnold Robinson, Luke Perry’s representative, told The Hollywood Reporter that the actor “is currently under observation at the hospital.”
Update: 2/28/2019 2:10 PM EST Actress Hayley Law, who plays Val on Riverdale sent well wishes to her co-star.
Luke Perry. I’m praying for you. Asking god to be with you and help you get through this🌹 to help you recover stronger♥️
— Hayleau (@hayleau) February 28, 2019
This story is still developing…