Valerie Harper Addresses Fans Over Recent Hospitalization in Maine

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Valerie Harper addressed her fans in a Facebook post on Friday about rumors surrounding her recent hospitalization in Maine. Rumors had the Mary Tyler Moore Show star--known for her role as the quirky Rhoda Morgenstern--in a coma and at death's door.

It was several days ago when an ambulance responded to a call at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine, where Valerie Harper was starring alongside All in the Family star Sally Struthers bin the musical Nice Work If You Can Get It. Reports soon had Valerie Harper in bad shape. Now she has cleared up those rumors.

My dear friends and fans!As always, thank you for your amazing support. I am happy to report I am not, nor have I...

Posted by Valerie Harper on Friday, July 31, 2015

My dear friends and fans!

As always, thank you for your amazing support. I am happy to report I am not, nor have I been, in a coma.

As anyone who has taken strong medication knows, it doesn’t always agree with you, even with me as this experience proves.

I am confronting these hurdles with my usual enthusiasm and love of life.

Much love, Valerie

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But I must confess that the highlight of this ordeal came when I was escorted by two handsome young men and a pilot, in a medivac helicopter, as the full moon lit the sky. Talk about movie magic!!!

Fans are surely thrilled to know Valerie Harper is on the mend, and that her condition wasn't as serious as some reports stated.

Valerie Harper was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer back in 2013, and was initially given just three to six months to live. She has not only outlived those odds, but has impressed her fans with her contagious enthusiasm for life.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.