Famed for his role in Star Trek, Leonard Nimoy was hospitalized after what may be linked to a flare-up of a long-term illness. The 83-year-old actor was transported to the hospital when firefighters received a medical call from his home, reported MSN.
The call came on Thursday morning, and a spokesperson confirmed that firefighters visited Nimoy’s home, after which a patient was taken to a hospital.
However, TMZ revealed that the medical call came after Nimoy experienced severe chest pains. He was taken to UCLA Medical Center.
Mr. Spock previously has revealed that he had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) despite abstaining from cigarettes for the last three decades. He linked his health problems to years of using nicotine, and has visited hospitals several times recently.
Famed for his social media savvy, Nimoy posted a tweet on Sunday.
“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP.”
And he previously tweeted warnings to smokers about the dangers of cigarettes and COPD.
“I quit smoking 30 yrs ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP”
“Don’t smoke. I did. Wish I never had. LLAP”
And for those who aren’t Trekkies, “LLAP” means “Live Long and Prosper.”
After starring as Spock in the first Star Trek series from 1966 to 1969, Nimoy took on the role of the Vulcan-human hybrid in various TV and movie cameos.
In addition, as the Inquisitr reported, Nimoy became a legend on The Big Bang Theory. The show’s first Christmas episode ranks as one of its most highly regarded because of character Sheldon Cooper’s reaction to a gift that supposed contains Nimoy’s DNA.
“The [Leonard Nimoy] DNA napkin is such a hugely iconic moment in the show,” admitted executive producer Steve Molaro. “It’s hard to think about topping it.”
And when it comes to the original Star Trek actors and health concerns, William Shatner told Parade that he’s had his own issues.
“Luck plays a huge factor in health,” he contends. “I was spun off a horse three months and fractured a bone in my thigh.”
And although Shatner exercises, he admits that trying to achieve his weight loss goals remains a challenge.
I am always working on losing weight. I keep trying, but not succeeding as well as I’d like to. I do keep it in mind all the time.
In addition, Captain Kirk suffers from tinnitus, which causes sufferers to hear noises such as ringing, hissing, or clicking.
“I have it somewhat severely. I’ve been through “habituation,” (retraining of the brain to reduce the perception of tinnitus),” revealed Shatner.
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