Sad news, Riverdale fans. Luke Perry, who plays the role of Fred Andrews on the series, is reportedly in the hospital after suffering what Us Weekly calls a “massive” stroke on the morning of Wednesday, February 27.
Reports claim that paramedics received a call and went to the actor’s Sherman Oaks, California home at 9:40 a.m. before taking him in an ambulance to a nearby hospital. At the time, he was responsive, but reports say his condition worsened. Although details are slim at the moment, he is reportedly still at the hospital and his condition remains unclear.
“Mr. Perry is currently under observation at the hospital,” his rep tells Us.
Some reports also claim that the 52-year-old is in a medically-induced coma, but his reps have since denied that claim and say that he’s just heavily sedated at this time.
Coincidentally, the CW star’s stroke happened on the same day it was announced that 90210 would be getting a revival. Luke rose to fame on the hit show, playing the role of Dylan McKay. Some of his former costars have signed on to be a part of the reboot, but since Luke is constantly busy working on the set of Riverdale, he will not be a part of the upcoming series.
Despite not signing on for the 90210 reboot, his onscreen love from the hit ’90s series, Shannen Doherty, got emotional when asked about his condition at a charity event recently, and she almost broke down in tears.
The actress told Entertainment Tonight, “I can’t talk about it here ’cause I will literally start crying but I love him and he knows I love him. It’s Luke, and he’s my Dylan.”
The 47-year-old also confirmed to the outlet that she’s been in touch with the actor during his hospital stay, and that fans should continue sending “positive wonderful thoughts.”
Thanks for the update, Shannen. We’ll do just that.
This story was originally published on February 28, 2019 and has since been updated.
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