The cast from “Beverly Hills, 90210” spoke out after Luke Perry reportedly suffered a massive stroke and was hospitalized on Feb. 27.
“My friend. Holding you tight and giving you my strength. You got this,” Shannen Doherty, who played Brenda Walsh on the 1990s hit teen drama. She shared a photo on Instagram with the pair on set.
“No words can express what my heart feels hearing today’s shocking news. Let us all say a prayer for his speedy recovery,” co-star Ian Ziering wrote on Instagram along with a photo of the two.
TMZ first broke the story about Perry’s stroke, describing it as “massive.” The “Riverdale” star suffered the medical event in his home in Sherman Oaks, California.
A representative for Perry, 52, said he is "currently under observation at the hospital," Fox News reported.
Dean Cain, who appeared on the show, also paid tribute to Perry on social media.
“Praying hard for Luke Perry today. May he have a full and fast recovery,” Cain tweeted.
Jedediah Bila said, “Keeping Luke in my thoughts today and hoping for a full, fast recovery. He’s a pretty awesome guy. Surprised me for my birthday at The View and was an amazing sport about my love for 90210. Hoping he gets well soon.”
Other actors also tweeted about him.
“We received a 911 call at 9:39 a.m. yesterday,” a spokesperson for the Los Angeles City Fire Department told Entertainment Tonight. “The firefighters and paramedics from our department responded and one ambulance transported to an area hospital.”
The news comes as Fox recently announced it will reboot “Beverly Hills, 90210.”
Former stars Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Jason Priestly, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, and Gabrielle Carteris will be on the new series, TheWrap reported.
“‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ left an indelible impact on pop culture and an entire generation,” said Michael Thorn, the president of Fox. “Its powerful legacy is an important part of our network’s DNA—bold stories not told anywhere else and bigger-than-life-characters—and we’re honored to bring back the beloved original cast members for ‘90210.’”
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