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.