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Whew! Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols Is in 'Good Spirits' After Suffering a Mild Stroke

Her manager posted an update to Facebook Thursday afternoon about her recovery

Jessica Roy

On Wednesday night, original Star Trek cast member Nichelle Nichols suffered a mild stroke at her Los Angeles home.

The 82-year-old actress, best known for originating the role of Lieutenant Uhura on the first Star Trek TV series, was transported to the hospital, where she is currently undergoing testing, according to manager Zach McGinnis.

Despite her age, Nichols is still a regular on the convention circuit, and continues to work on movies and television.

McGinnis made two posts to her official Facebook page Thursday with updates on her condition.

Official StatementLast night while at her home in LA, Nichelle Nichols suffered from a mild stroke. She is currently...

Posted by Nichelle Nichols on Thursday, June 4, 2015

"Last night while at her home in LA, Nichelle Nichols suffered from a mild stroke. She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was. Please keep her in your thoughts," he posted at around 9 a.m. Pacific time Thursday.

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At 4:25 p.m., a positive update:


"Nichelle Nichols has had both a CAT scan and an MRI today. The CAT scan came back negative and we are awaiting the results from the MRI. Currently she is awake, eating, in good spirits and able to have full conversations. Her right side has shown minor signs or mobility loss but she is not showing any signs of paralyses," McGinnis posted. "We greatly appreciate all of the love and support her fans are showing at this time."

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Nichelle!

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