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.