Updated 3:40pm Eastern Time
Ron Jeremy is reportedly in critical condition after suffering from a heart aneurysm. The famed porn star is hospitalized and is being treated in Los Angeles, California.
Jeremy’s manager Mike Esterman has reported that he is currently “being prepped for surgery.” Jeremy reportedly drove himself to the Cedars-Sinai hospital this afternoon “after experiencing severe chest pain.” When he arrived at the hospital, doctors discovered that he had suffered an aneurysm near his heart.
According to Esterman, Jeremy has been transferred to ICU as his condition is now critical.
Jeremy, nicknamed “Hedgehog,” has appeared in over 2,000 porn films throughout his career, as reported by TMZ.
An official update has been posted on RonJeremy.com by his management team:
“RON JEREMY is in a L.A. hospital being treated for an aneurysm that was located near his heart. He is currently in surgery and in good hands. There is NO OFFICIAL report on his condition at this time. We will update his fans and well-wishers as we get proper information from his doctors. Ron greatly appreciate all the emails and phone messages and will make sure to pass on any updates to his fans as it becomes available. – Ron’s Management Team”
— Ron Jeremy (@RealRonJeremy) January 30, 2013
Details are emerging.