Actor Gary Coleman in Coma at Utah Hospital
The family of former child television star Gary Coleman says he is on life support and unconscious after suffering an intracranial hemorrhage at his home. He needs "your thoughts and prayers for Gary to make a speedy and full recovery," says his manager John Alcantar.
Alcantar said in a statement that Coleman, 42, suffered severe bleeding in his skull at his home south of Salt Lake City on Wednesday. He was rushed to a hospital and was conscious and lucid by mid- morning Thursday, but by afternoon, his condition worsened and was slipping in and out of consciousness.
The statement says the 42-year-old actor has not had any surgery since being admitted because of his condition.
The Diff'rent Strokes star has had a history of health problems. He has been battling kidney disease since his childhood, and also had heart surgery last fall.
Coleman, who was hospitalized earlier this year having having a seizure on the set of The Insider, lives in Santaquin, about 55 miles south of Salt Lake City. He's best known for his stint on TV's Diff'rent Strokes, which aired from 1978 to 1986.