Gary Coleman is in critical condition at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center with what his family has said is a “serious medical problem.” The hospital’s spokeswoman Janet Frank said that the former child star, now 42 years old, was admitted to the Provo facility but she couldn’t release any other details.
Coleman’s attorney, Randy Kester, said he had communicated by text message with Coleman’s wife, Shannon Price. The family did not want to release any additional details at this time, he stated, “Anything they could say would be premature because they don’t know the full extent of his condition right now.”
Price and her father were the ones who released the news and a statement following his hospitalization. It asks for prayers, adding, “we hope those prayers are answered and that Gary will be able to recover and return home soon.”
Coleman has had ongoing bad health due to a kidney disease he had as a child. He’s had at least two kidney transplants and has ongoing dialysis. Last fall, Coleman had heart surgery that was complicated by pneumonia, and in February, suffered a seizure on the set of The Insider.
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