Prior to having a massive stroke on Wednesday, February 27, Luke Perry was “doing very well health-wise,” a source exclusively tells In Touch. That’s why the sad news of the health scare surprised many people.
According to the insider, the actor, 52, was “rushed to the hospital in enough time to provide life-saving intervention.” At the moment, he’s being closely watched in case his state changes. “He is being transferred to Cedars and will remain under observation. They are monitoring his vital signs,” adds the source. “It’s too early to know if he will make a full recovery.”
Earlier in the day, the L.A. Fire Department confirmed to In Touch that the “LAFD responded to a 911 call at 9:30 a.m.” at Luke’s Sherman Oaks, California, house. Though the LAFD was unable to reveal the person’s identity, they did say they were “transported in an ambulance to a nearby hospital.”
The 90201 alum experienced a cancer scare a few years ago when he underwent a colonoscopy and learned he had precancerous growths. As a result, he teamed up with Fight Colorectal Cancer‘s “One Million Strong” campaign. Their main purpose is to encourage people to get screened for the disease. That was in 2015, and since then, the actor hasn’t seemed to faced any other health issues.
“Right now, there are 23 million Americans who haven’t been screened who need to be screened,” Perry told Fox News at the time. “If I had waited, it could have been a whole different scenario.” Afterward, Luke had the growths removed and carried on normally with his life. Since then, he’s been playing Fred Andrews, KJ Apa’s on-screen dad, on Riverdale.
Coincidentally, Luke experienced the stroke around the same time the 90210 reboot was announced. While the Riverdale actor hasn’t signed on to join his former cast mates, Tori Spelling is hopeful that changes. “Luke will do as many [episodes] as he can do,” she revealed on Access Live.
We wish Luke a speedy recovery.