Leonard Nimoy ‘Recovering Beautifully’ After Emergency Surgery

There is breaking news Friday morning that Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy is currently in the hospital after having emergency surgery. The actor was scheduled for a events this weekend in Chicago and Long Beach, but had to cancel. Reports indicate he is recovering well. 


Nimoy "recovering beautifully"

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek’s original Spock, was scheduled to appear today at the Creation Star Trek convention in Chicago and at a special "Evening With Leonard Nimoy" on Saturday in Long Beach, Ca. However this morning messages were posted at both the Creation  and Carpenter Performing Arts Center websites that the 79 year-old actor’s appearances were cancelled. Both sites offer the following statement:

Mr. Nimoy had minor benign abdominal surgery but is recovering beautifully. He thanks you for all the get well wishes and he’s doing great.

TMZ is also reporting that Nimoy had to cancel an event last night at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, who are showing Nimoy’s "Secret Selves" photography exhibit.

For those attending the Chicago convention today, Armin Shimerman (Quark) will be filling in on stage for Mr. Nimoy. Creation has also announced they will be offering refunds for those with autograph and photo tickets for Mr. Nimoy. And the Carpenter Performing Arts Center is planning to reschedule the sold-out "Evening With Leonard Nimoy" and will notify ticket holders and post updates on their Nimoy page.

Of course, all of us at TrekMovie wish Mr. Nimoy a fast recovery. TrekMovie will monitor the story and provide updates.




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October 22, 2010 12:15 pm

me first! ah mr spock alright now.. hope he get well!! live long and proser

October 22, 2010 12:18 pm

Get well soon Mr Nimoy, want to see more of your photography!

Hat Rick
October 22, 2010 12:20 pm

Live long and prosper, Mr. Nimoy!

(First to say it. ;-) )

Hat Rick
October 22, 2010 12:22 pm

^^ D’oh! Not first. Didn’t see 1. Sorry!

mr. NUspock
October 22, 2010 12:22 pm

how old is he????

79 ???
but he´s at health…….

mr. NUspock
October 22, 2010 12:23 pm

should be : Good he´s at health :-)

Sickly Sweet Cloud Creature
October 22, 2010 12:27 pm

Leonard Nimoy/Emergency Surgery is NOT a headline i want to see at the top of Trekmovie…at any time!…

although, thank God, Nimoy will be OK, it just shows that our time/appreciation with Nimoy/Shat, et. al. while they are alive is shorter than we really want to admit…

it means that we, as fans, need to take greater value in what those guys mean to Star Trek and cherish whatever appearances they choose to show up at…

Best Wishes and Speedy Recovery, Spock…im sure Bones found abdominal surgery easier to do than brain replacement…*smile*…

October 22, 2010 12:34 pm

Get well soon, Mr. Nimoy!

October 22, 2010 12:35 pm

I hope you’re okay Leonard! Get better soon and God Bless!!

October 22, 2010 12:40 pm

Best wishes and a speedy recovery!

October 22, 2010 12:45 pm

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Mr. Nimoy!

October 22, 2010 12:45 pm

“Merely my quite logical relief that Starfleet had not lost a highly proficient captain.”

October 22, 2010 12:46 pm

Mend well and prosper!

October 22, 2010 12:51 pm

Probably a bad bout of Pon Farr….

October 22, 2010 12:55 pm

79. I can’t believe it, he’s been part of my life since the beginning. Like a lot of people here I dread the day he – and Shatner – are gone. End of an era.

October 22, 2010 12:58 pm

Armin also filled in for Siddig a bunch of years ago when I went to a convention in Champaign, IL when Siddig’s mom got sick, but he wasn’t even originally scheduled to appear at that convention. What a pro.

Captain Dunsel
October 22, 2010 1:00 pm

All the best to you, Mr. Nimoy.

If you need it, I’m sure we can find someone to fill in for the late Majel Barrett and Booker Bradshaw to help you fight your way back even at the last moment…

Harry Ballz
October 22, 2010 1:00 pm

Get well and prosper!

Shannon Nutt
October 22, 2010 1:06 pm

The guy is, and always has been, a class-act. Glad to hear he’s okay. In or out of show business, one of the nicest guys you’d ever want to meet.

October 22, 2010 1:06 pm

Best wishes to Mr Nimoy. Hope he’s soon on his feet again.

October 22, 2010 1:08 pm

Get well soon, Leonard Nimoy!!!

October 22, 2010 1:12 pm

Get well soon

My best wishes to Leonard

October 22, 2010 1:20 pm

Get well soon!

Jorg Sacul
October 22, 2010 1:25 pm

live long and prosper, Leonard!

October 22, 2010 1:28 pm

Best wishes for a rapid recovery Mr.Nimoy

October 22, 2010 1:31 pm

I am so glad to hear that the surgery went without incident, and offer my hopes for a fast recovery.

Sybok's Secret Brother
October 22, 2010 1:51 pm

Speedy recovery Leonard!

October 22, 2010 1:54 pm

Get well soon, sir. Perhaps a slap or two across the face from a hot blonde would help?

Remington Steele
October 22, 2010 2:03 pm

Get Well soon!

October 22, 2010 2:10 pm

That headline made my heart stop for a moment, that’s not something I wanna see again. Well Leonard, here’s to a speedy recovery.

Trek Nerd Central
October 22, 2010 2:11 pm

Get well, O classy Mr. Nimoy.

The Weary Professor
October 22, 2010 2:12 pm

I think it safe to assume we all wish Mr. Nimoy a complete recovery.

Anthony, is there any way you can arrange some kind of electronic get well card that TrekMovie.com readers can sign that can be forwarded to Mr. Nimoy or his agent?

Hugh Hoyland
October 22, 2010 2:28 pm

Get better soon Mr. Nimoy! :]

moauvian waoul- aka: seymour hiney
October 22, 2010 2:29 pm

Wishing you the best, Mr. Nimoy. And thank you.

ster j
October 22, 2010 2:38 pm

I had this idea for a story a few days ago with the title “Pockie Sick.” Didn’t realize that it was a premonition!

I am praying that y get well soon, Mr. Nimoy.

Sotirios Moshonas
October 22, 2010 2:40 pm

I wish you best recovery, Mr. Nimoy. May you live long and prosper forever. Also long life and happiness. Godspeed!

October 22, 2010 2:48 pm

I wish that Mr. Nimoy will recover soon!

ensign joe
October 22, 2010 2:57 pm

get well soon!

Stephen Whelan
October 22, 2010 3:20 pm

Get well soon

October 22, 2010 3:38 pm

Best of health to you, sir!

October 22, 2010 3:40 pm

We all love you Nimoy, will be praying for you!

Lt. Bailey
October 22, 2010 3:48 pm

Best wishes and get on the road to recovery soon… too bad Dr McCoy is not around any more but there is always Dr Mbenga.

Charley W
October 22, 2010 3:50 pm

Hope for a speedy and non-eventful recovery from a long-time fan, Mr Nimoy!

October 22, 2010 3:51 pm

Sounds like appendicitis. To a speedy recovery! : )
Leonard Nimoy is a class act and a real gentleman. It was a thrill to meet him last year.

October 22, 2010 4:02 pm

Love you much good man! Take good care, and continued thanks for all the concern and love your artistry has shown.

October 22, 2010 4:10 pm

Fascinating man hope u get back at it soon

October 22, 2010 4:24 pm

get well soon!!

Yob Mosher
October 22, 2010 4:33 pm

You are loved Leonard! Get well soon we very much need your presence.

October 22, 2010 4:43 pm

Get well soon Leonard!! It’s funny, I was dying to go to the Con today to see Leonard, but my dad didn’t let me… And now it turns out he’s in the hospital and has to cancel! My best wishes for him. :)

October 22, 2010 4:49 pm

Wow quite a scare! Hope a fast recovery for Leonard