Former Buffy cast member Nicholas Brendon, the star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has been hospitalized after suffering a second heart arrest. The 51-year-old actor was sent to the hospital and is currently “focused on medical appointments.” His sister turned to Instagram to write a long letter on his behalf, detailing his health difficulties. The post stated:
“Nicky is doing well today, however, he was sent to the hospital approximately two weeks ago due to a cardiac episode (tachycardia/arrhythmia). Some of you may recall that he had a similar experience during his second spine surgery (for Cauda Equina) last year. He’s been attempting to get more rest and has been focusing on medical visits.”
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Nicholas Brendon’s hospitalization reasons
The cause for Nicholas Brendon’s unexpected visit to the ER has been recorded in a lengthy Instagram post by his sister as a “cardiac episode” featuring “tachycardia” and “arrhythmia.” She also said that the actor had to have spinal surgery. Nicholas Brendon had surgery last year after having “paralysis in his genitals” and legs. According to The Daily Mail, his manager, Theresa Fortier, said that his arrest for prescription fraud, as well as having to sleep in a concrete-floored prison cell, contributed to his depression. She mentioned:
“They were not too concerned about his health during the arrest… It has exacerbated the symptoms of his earlier injury, and the paralysis is resurfacing. He may have ruptured another disc or everything could have been out of alignment. So sleeping on a cement floor with other convicts was not exactly favorable to rehabilitation, and it worsened his injuries, causing him to remain in excruciating agony with numbness and paralysis ever since.”
Nicholas Brendon’s recent tachycardia-related health worry, according to the Mayo Clinic, may lead to major health complications such as heart failure or a sudden stroke. According to the Mayo Clinic, tachycardia symptoms include a pounding heartbeat, chest discomfort, fainting, lightheadedness, a high pulse rate, and shortness of breath.
Some patients with tachycardia may not have any symptoms at all. However, if these signs are present or if the individual is experiencing any pain, get medical attention immediately. While it is unknown if Nicholas Brendon had comparable symptoms, his sister said that the actor is now focusing on his medical visits.
More information about Nicholas Brendon’s various health difficulties
According to Brendon’s manager, Theresa Fortier, he had to withdraw from marketing his film Wanton Want because to paralytic difficulties that needed emergency medical treatment in October. He was unable to walk owing to “deep-seated physical difficulties and great discomfort,” according to reports.
The actor was charged with prescription fraud for a prohibited drug in September 2021. He was detained for attempting to obtain prescription medications under a fictitious name. Brendon also had Cauda Equina, a disorder in which his lumbar spine’s nerve roots were crushed. As a consequence, he had major back surgery.