Nichelle Nichols, the actress best known for playing Lieutenant Uhura in Star Trek, was has been hospitalized after suffering a mild stroke at her home.
According to a post on her Facebook page by a rep for Galactic Productions on Thursday, the agency that books appearances for cast members of Star Trek, Dr. Who and Battlestar Galactica, doctors are currently carrying out a series of tests to determine the extent of the stroke.
TMZ further reports that she was taken to the hospital by ambulance Wednesday night … and that she’s awake and comfortably resting.
ENTmania! wishes her a speedy recovery.
Update 05.06.2015 2:55 pm EDT:
This update was posted by her rep on her Facebook page hours ago:
The MRI showed that Nichelle Nichols had a MINOR stroke. She will start therapy this morning to evaluate how much damage was done, and try to determine her chances for a full or partial recovery. The therapists will test her hand at writing and legs to see if she can stand and walk on her own. Last night Nichelle remained alert, and cheerful.
When we told her about the love and support coming in from around the world she smiled and asked to see the posts on her facebook.
Thank you again for all of your kind words. Keep them coming because Nichelle is reading them.
Feel free to post your pictures with Nichelle and a story about when you met her.