Valerie Harper, iconic television actress and star of the 70s series Rhoda, was rushed to the hospital last night when she was found unconscious backstage during a performance of Nice Work If You Can Get It at the Ogunquit Playhouse.
The Ogunquit Playhouse issued this statement:
Valerie Harper was taken to a local hospital as a precaution before her July 29 evening performance of Nice Work If You Can Get It, at the Ogunquit Playhouse, after reporting that she was not feeling well. She is resting comfortably and will remain in the hospital for observation for the time being.
Valerie has been performing in the Ogunquit production as Millicent Winter along with Sally Struthers as Duchess Estonia Dulworth. “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,” Bradford T. Kenney, Executive Artistic Director.
ET reports, however, that it’s sources say “It doesn’t look good.”
Diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2013, Harper seemed to make something of a recovery recently when she told ET that she was feeling better and the cancer had not spread to other parts of her body.
Best wishes for Valerie for a robust recovery.