In what has been a bad year for fans of the original series, comes word that yet another Star Trek actor has had a health crisis.
Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek‘s Lieutenant Uhura, has suffered a mild stroke.
The word that Nichols, aged 82, suffered the stroke came today on her official Facebook page. “Last night while at her home in L.A., Nichelle Nichols suffered from a mild stroke,” said Zach McGinnis of Galactic Productions, LLC, who represents Nichols. “She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was. Please keep her in your thoughts.”
TrekToday joins Uhura’s many fans to wish the actress a speedy recovery.
TrekToday will update the article when more information becomes available.
Update as of 6:25 PM EST: “Nichelle Nichols has had both a CAT scan and an MRI today. The CAT scan came back negative and we are awaiting the results from the MRI. Currently she is awake, eating, in good spirits and able to have full conversations. Her right side has shown minor signs or mobility loss but she is not showing any signs of paralyses. “
Source: Nichelle Nichols Facebook Page