Legendary Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy has reportedly been hospitalized following complaints of severe chest pains.
Nimoy, who portrayed Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek television series between 1966 and 1969, was admitted to the UCLA Medical Center last Thursday. His hospitalization follows recent prior hospital visits over the past several months, and he has admitted to having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy asserts that the disease most likely came from a years-long smoking habit he once held.
The status of Nimoy’s health is currently unknown.
Nimoy starred as Mr. Spock in a series of Star Trek movies, had a continuing role in the television series Fringe in 2009, and has done voice work for The Big Bang Theory (as a Spock action figure) and as Kida’s father, King of the Atlanteans in Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
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