Nichelle Nichols Suffers Stroke [UPDATE 2]

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Nichelle Nichols (Uhura of Star Trek The Original Series) suffered a mild stroke while in her LA home last night. She is currently undergoing testing, with no word yet on how severe the stroke was. We will bring you updates as they are reported.

[UPDATE] CAT scan results are back and Nichelle is reported to be in good spirits.

[UPDATE 2] MRI results are back indicating the stroke was minor. Nichelle starts therapy today and is reportedly bright and cheerful

Nichelle Nichols’s official facebook page reported today that the 82-year-old actress best know for playing Lt. Uhura in Star Trek The Original Series suffered a “mild stroke” last night while in her home in Los Angeles.

Official Statement
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.

-Zach McGinnis
Galactic Productions, LLC

UPDATE

Update #1 6:25pm June 4, 2015
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.

We greatly appreciate all of the love and support her fans are showing at this time.
-Zach McGinnis

Galactic Productions, LLC

UPDATE 2

Update #2 10:15am June 5, 2016
The MRI showed that Nichelle Nichols had a MINOR stroke. She will start therapy this morning to evaluate how much damage was done, and try to determine her chances for a full or partial recovery. The therapists will test her hand at writing and legs to see if she can stand and walk on her own. Last night Nichelle remained alert, and cheerful.

When we told her about the love and support coming in from around the world she smiled and asked to see the posts on her facebook.

Thank you again for all of your kind words. Keep them coming because Nichelle is reading them.
Feel free to post your pictures with Nichelle and a story about when you met her.

-Zach McGinnis



 

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joe1306

=( Hope she gets well very soon!

Trek, Star Trek

Please no. Still not over Leonard. Prayers.

Elias Javalis

Get well soon, Heart of the Enterprise.

Ralph

All my best wishes to another dear “friend”.

Yanks

Ugh…. in our thoughts and prayers… such a wonderful woman.

Phil

Best wishes for a speedy recovery….

smike

It’s so sad to see the old cast approaching final destination one by one. In this case, I hope it’s nothing serious, but thinking back at the days before Nimoy’s death, nobody would have expected it to happen so quickly. I hope this is different now…

Anyway, original Star Trek is approaching its 50th anniversary and even back then, most of the stars were in their 30s or 40s, so it’s quite natural so many of them are dying these days: Nimoy and Whitney have left us only recently. I hope Nichelle has got a few years of life left in her…

At some point, even NextGen and other spin-off stars stars will become seriously ill… It’s such a pity CBS has wasted ten years without any reunion project featuring the great cast of any of the five shows. At some point, it’ll be too late for that…

Emperor Mike of the Terran Empire

May you have a speedy recovery and may you live long and prosper.

Lt. Bailey

Our best wishes for a full recovery, she is part of our lives for all that she has given us.

Ahmed

Wish you a speedy recovery.

naseweis

:-(
Hope she’ll be well soon.

Jon

Ms. Nichols –

To you all my best for a speedy and full recovery!

Jon

IDIC Lives

Warmest, most powerful healing wishes and energies, Ms. Nichols!

trekmaster78

Also from my side best healing wishes and a speedy recovery.

rls1138

Prayers and positive thoughts for Ms. Nichols, the First Lady of science fiction and a true inspiration to me!

Here’s hoping that it was mild and that Ms. Nichols recovers quickly.

I’m still mourning Leonard Nimoy; we need the others to hang in there for awhile yet!

TrekMadeMeWonder

Healing frequencies open, Nichelle! : )

Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

Sarek66

My prayers for Ms. Nichols. Get well soon.

Beth

:( Hope she recovers quickly.

c

Negra bella hope you the best, take all advice from your doctor, we love you as an actress and we’re sure as a person in general we would all love you also as a friend.

In my prayers…

Yvgeny

We are born. We get old. We die.

Here in Russia, we are most philosophiocal with regard to such matters.

I wish Madame Nichols the very best of the health, and I hope that she recover most speedy. She seem to me to be a very nice lady. and I always like original Star Trek much better than any oher Star Trek

Danpaine

“And Admiral….all my hopes….”

Best wishes to she and her family.

Danny

Praying for you, Nichelle.

B Kramer

Wishing you all the best for a quick recovery Nichelle.

Trekologist

Crushed. I was hoping to finally meet her at Niagara Falls comic con this weekend. More importantly my prayers for a speedy recovery are with such a fine and gracious woman. Get well Nichelle, I hope to meet you at another con someday soon.

Mikey1091

Get well soon, Nichelle!

Prodigal Son

Get well soon, Ms. Nichols. My prayers are with you!

CmdrR

Rest and relax. That’s a fan’s orders!
Also — Be better soon!

NuFan

Best wishes.

crazydaystrom

Ms Nichols, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you beautiful lady.

photon70

All the best to this eternally beautiful woman.

Alex Rosenzweig

All best hopes for a rapid recovery!

Keachick

Not good that I come to this site after a couple of days of not being here to read such worrying news. May Nichelle Nichols, one of the most beautiful women to ever grace the small screen, make a full recovery. Best wishes to you, Nichelle Nichols, our lovely (prime) Lt Uhura!

Many thanks to Zach for the statement and update, and best wishes to Nichelle for a speedy recovery.

Andrew Sauls

Best wishes and prayers for Miss Nichols ✌

Grayson

Best wishes, Nichelle Nichols!

Charlie

All the best to Nichelle. Aside from just wanting her to be well, I know that a stoke is a very scary thing to go through, especially as it makes you wonder if and when it will happen again. “All my hopes…”

Your Father's Star Trek

My wife and I had the good fortune to meet Nichelle some years ago at a convention here in the great State of Maine. What a wonderful lady. Get well soon!

moauvian waoul

Ms Nichols.
Wishing you a complete and speedy recovery. Take care.

Jonboc

I have had the pleasure of speaking with Nichelle Nichols at numerous conventions, and she has always been an extremely gracious and strong presence. I hope she enjoys a speedy recovery.

MORG

Bless you, Nichelle. We love you here!

I Khan Believe it Ain't Butter

All the best to one fine young lady!

Disinvited

From my personal experience sounds like transient ischemic attack which I suppose could be described as the best kind of stroke like event to get.

Rest well, Nichelle. You are loved and cherished and should have many more days to do likewise in return.

LizardGirl

Thank goodness she’s doing better. I am glad that she is in good spirits. Get plenty of rest Ms. Nichols!

Van Banoovong

Glad to hear that she’s in good spirits and hope she will recover.

Red Dead Ryan

Hoping she recovers quickly and enjoys another few years with us.

B Kramer

Update on Nichelle:

Update #1 6:25pm June 4, 2015

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.

We greatly appreciate all of the love and support her fans are showing at this time.

-Zach McGinnis
Galactic Productions, LLC

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialNichelleNichols

B Kramer

Sorry, just realized, it was updated at the top of this article.

LLAP

Gary 8.5

Sorry to hear about this Nichelle.
Wishing you a Speedy recovery.
All My Hopes .

Ø Færder

All best wishes,hope she recovers soon.