Riverdale star Luke Perry has been hospitalised after reportedly suffering a massive stroke at his Los Angeles home.
The 52-year-old American actor who shot to fame on iconic ’90s teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210, is “currently under observation” according to publicist Arnold Robinson.
Paramedics were called to his house in Sherman Oaks in California at around 9.40am on February 27 and Mr Perry was rushed to a nearby hospital.
Confirmation of the actor’s hospitalisation came after celebrity websiteTMZ obtained an audio clip of the dispatch call responding to Perry’s apparent stroke.
The local hospital has declined to reveal what his current condition is.
The incident coincidentally occurred on the same day that Mr Perry was omitted from the list of original Beverly Hills, 90210 cast members returning for Fox’s upcoming rebooted series.
His former co-stars Ian Ziering, Jason Priestley, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth and Gabrielle Carteris are all reprising their roles.
Fans have taken to social media to wish the star a speedy recovery.
One tweeted: “Prayers and healing light to #LukePerry So young <3.”
Another added: “Keeping #LukePerry in my thoughts right now! Had a huge crush on him as a youngster! Don’t let him leave not now, Luke Perry is a legend!”
Mr Perry is father to two children, 22-year-old Jack, and 18-year-old Sophie, who he shares with his ex-wife Rachel Sharp.
Born and raised in rural Fredericktown, Ohio, Mr Perry became an international heartthrob for this role as Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills 90210, which ran from 1990 to 2000.
Perry has had roles in a handful of films, including The Fifth Element, 8 Seconds and American Strays.
He appeared in HBO’s prison drama Oz and voiced cartoons like The Incredible Hulk and Mortal Kombat. In recent years he starred in the series Ties That Bind and Body of Proof.
In 2015, Mr Perry urged fans to test for colon cancer after suffering a health scare when he revealed that a routine colonoscopy had shown he had precancerous growths.
The growths were removed and Mr Perry became an advocate for testing, with the actor previously telling Fox News: “Right now, there are 23 million Americans who haven’t been screened who need to be screened.”