Luke Perry was hospitalized after paramedics responded to his home following a 911 call about a stroke.
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Following news of Luke Perry’s hospitalization which broke Thursday, his co-stars have taken to social media to share that their thoughts are with the actor.
Perry, who currently stars on CW’s “Riverdale” but may be best-known for his long-running role on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” has been hospitalized after paramedics responded to his home following a 911 call about a stroke.
Many of Perry’s “90210” co-stars sent him well-wishes, including Ian Ziering, who shared an Instagram photo of himself laying a smooch on Perry’s cheek and wrote, “No words can express what my heart feels hearing today’s shocking news. Let us all say a prayer for his speedy recovery.”
Shannen Doherty, whose character dated Perry’s on the show, and who is also not taking part in the reboot, posted an iconic photo of Brenda and Dylan on prom night.
“My friend. Holding you tight and giving you my strength. You got this,” wrote Doherty, who has recently come through a battle with breast cancer.
“Praying hard for Luke Perry today,” wrote actor and “Lois & Clark” star Dean Cain, who had a guest role on the show. “May he have a full and fast recovery.”
Perry’s representative, Arnold Robinson, confirmed that the 52-year-old actor “is under observation at the hospital” but would not confirm the reason for his hospitalization. Robinson has since denied a TMZ story reporting the actor has been placed in a medically induced coma, telling the gossip site and The Hollywood Reporter that he’s merely sedated.
Perry’s hospitalization follows Fox’s announcement on Wednesday that a six-episode “Beverly Hills, 90210” reboot is planned for a summer 2019 release.
Perry was not set to participate in the reboot, though original stars Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling are returning.
Perry’s “Riverdale” co-stars also dedicated social media posts to the actor.
Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty Cooper, captioned a photo of the two: “Thinking of you, Luke. And praying for your safe recovery.”
Cole Sprouse (Jughead Jones) shared a black and white photo of Perry gazing out a window.
“Love you bud,” wrote Sprouse.
Molly Ringwald, who plays Perry’s estranged wife on “Riverdale,” tweeted that she is “sending my love to Luke Perry” with a heart emoji.
Actress Kristy Swanson, who co-starred with Perry in the original 1992 film version of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” expressed similar sentiments on Twitter.
“I just heard the frightening news about my dear old friend Luke Perry having a massive stroke. Luke honey I am praying so hard for you right now, I love you so much, and by God’s Grace you will get through this. Please pray for Luke.”
Contributing: Erin Jensen
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