Veteran Actress Valerie Harper Unconscious, ‘Doesn’t Look Good’

Valerie Harper was rushed to the hospital Tuesday night, she’s unconscious and a source says it “doesn’t look good”. Harper was backstage during a performance of her musical Nice Work If You Can Get It.

The fire department confirms to ET that they received a call at 8:56 p.m. about an unconscious 75-year-old female backstage, and that she was taken to York Hospital. According to Ron Corning, anchor and correspondent at ET’s affiliate in Dallas WFAA, around 9:40 p.m., the artistic director of the musical announced to the audience that the ambulance seen on the side of the lawn was for the 75-year-old actress, and that she had fallen ill and wouldn’t be performing.

Corning also stated “Keep those playbills. They’re gonna be worth some money, reaaaally soon.”

Harper achieved most of her popularity in the 70’s on such shows as Mary Tyler Moore and Rhoda. Since then she’s stayed active and busy in the entertainment world, but hasn’t reached the success of those two series.

Valerie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2013, after previously beating lung cancer in 2009. In April, she told ET that her cancer has not spread to other parts of her body, though pointed out that contrary to reports, she has not been “cured.”

“In a way, it’s a positive thing to know that a year’s gone by and it’s nowhere else in my body,” she said. “So I am cancer free from the neck down, so far.”

Neck down…which only leaves, neck up. You mean, the brain. Such a minor part of the body really. Once we get enslaved by the robots, cancer could turn your brain into Swiss cheese and robots would STILL make you work on Sundays. Maybe by then we won’t even have a calendar system. We will just…exist.

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Jack Meoff
Jack Meoff
8 years ago

Valerie Harper is still alive? I thought that the c unt died years ago!