Valerie Harper Found Unconscious, Rushed to Maine Hospital

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Valerie Harper has been in Maine, performing at the historic Ogunquit Playhouse, where she has starred alongside Sally Struthers in the musical Nice Work If You Can Get It. On Wednesday evening, however, she was found unconscious backstage and transported to a local hospital. The local fire department said they responded to a call from the Ogunquit Playhouse about an unconscious 75-year-old woman at about 8:56 p.m. She was transported by ambulance just a few minutes later.

It was back in March 2013 that Valerie Harper received a diagnosis of terminal brain cancer and was given just three to six months to live. Now--more than two years later--she is still performing.

In a statement from the Ogunquit Playhouse, it is noted that the hospital stay is only a precaution and that Valerie Harper is now resting comfortably.

Valerie Harper was taken to a local hospital as a precaution before her July 29 evening performance of Nice Work If You Can Get It, at the Ogunquit Playhouse, after reporting that she was not feeling well. She is resting comfortably and will remain in the hospital for observation for the time being.

Valerie has been performing in the Ogunquit production as Millicent Winter along with Sally Struthers as Duchess Estonia Dulworth.

“The audiences and all of us here at the Playhouse are greatly enjoying our time with Valerie here in Ogunquit, and we are encouraged that she is feeling better,” Bradford T. Kenney, Executive Artistic Director.

Hopefully the Mary Tyler Moore Show star makes a quick and full recovery from whatever put her in the hospital in Maine. The Maine weather has been very hot and very humid, so perhaps the actress became dehydrated.

Surely prayers are being said by many people for Valerie Harper as she recovers from her sudden ailment.

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.