'Star Trek' star Nichelle Nichols has suffered a mild stroke | EW.com


UPDATE: Nichelle Nichols has suffered a mild stroke

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UPDATE, 6:25 p.m. ET.

Nichols’ reps have issued the following statement to EW: “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.”

EARLIER: Nichelle Nichols, known for playing Lt. Nyota Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series, suffered a mild stroke in her Los Angeles home Wednesday night. A message was posted on her Facebook page by Zach McGinnis of Galactic Productions, LLC, which books appearances for cast members of shows and movies such as Star TrekBattlestar Galactica, and Doctor Who.

“She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was. Please keep her in your thoughts,” the post reads in part.

According to Galactic Productions’ website, Nichols was next scheduled to appear at New York’s Eternal Con on June 13 and 14.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this piece stated that Nichols was set to appear at New Jersey’s Eternal Con.