Friday, January 3, 2020
HEALTHWATCH: TERRI GARR
The Press reported that the 75-year-old retired actress suffered a “medical emergency” and a possible stroke at her home in California’s San Fernando Valley and was transported via ambulance to a local medical center on Monday morning. Her rep clarified later that night that Garr was hospitalized for dehydration — and expected to be released today.
“Teri is fine,” her spokesperson told the Press “She had some confusion which it turns out was caused by dehydration. To be cautious they are keeping her overnight and she’ll be home [Tuesday]. I spoke to her and she sounds good.”
The Academy Award nominee, who also appeared in Mr. Mom and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, has had several major health issues through the years. While she first started experiencing symptoms of multiple sclerosis in 1982, she was finally diagnosed in 1999 and went public with the news in 2002. She then suffered a brain aneurysm in 2006.