Fri. Jul 10th, 2020

Valerie Harper Home Resting, Was Never In A Coma As Some In Media Reported, Highlight Hollywood News

Obviously any health woes with Valerie Harper has to be taken seriously. However, some media outlets immediately reported on Thursday that Ms. Harper was in a coma, and she apparently never was. We chose not to print such a ghastly thing without confirmation out of respect for Valerie and her wonderful family.    She’s struggling, but strong, so keep her in your prayers. 

Valerie Harper is on the mend after being rushed to the hospital Wednesday night, according to her daughter, Cristina Cacciotti.



“Mom is resting and recouping and very much her lively self,” Cacciotti said in a statement on Friday.



The Ogunquit Playhouse, the Maine theater company where the 75-year-old actress is starring in the musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, also issued a statement clarifying Harper’s condition.



“There have been conflicting reports in the media regarding Valerie Harper’s condition after being admitted to the hospital Wednesday evening prior to going on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse,” the theater said.



“Executive Artistic Director Bradford Kenney has been in direct communication with Valerie’s family from the beginning and can report that Valerie is not, and has never been, in a coma. She is currently enjoying her family’s company while resting at an undisclosed location. Valerie has been loving her time in Ogunquit and is looking forward to getting back on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse.”



Harper’s husband and manger, Tony Cacciotti, did not respond to a request for comment.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  AP
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