“Nichelle Nichols has had a rough few days. The Star Trek star, 82, was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday, June 3, after suffering a stroke.
“Last night while at her home in L.A., Nichelle Nichols suffered from a mild stroke,” her rep,Zach McGinnis, wrote in a statement on her official Facebook page Thursday.
He continued: “She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was. Please keep her in your thoughts.”
The actress-director played Uhura in the TV show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969, and reprised her role in Star Trek: The Animated Series for one season in 1973. Her film credits also include Star Trek (1979), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984),Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), and Star Trek: The Final Frontier(1989).
The Illinois native recently wrapped films Unbelievable and The White Orchid, which are set to release this year.”