The amazing Valerie Harper is out of the hospital and recuperating after a much publicized health episode. She’s been appearing on stage in Ogunquit, Maine in a production of the musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It.” But a few days ago she passed out and was raced to the hospital. Harper suffers from lung and brain cancer. But she’s beaten the odds so far with great courage, fortitude, and a good sense of humor. Tabloids reported she’d been in a coma and was on her way out. Not Valerie!
Here’s what she posted to Facebook:
My dear friends and fans!
As always, thank you for your amazing support. I am happy to report I am not, nor have I been, in a coma.
As anyone who has taken strong medication knows, it doesn’t always agree with you, even with me as this experience proves.
I am confronting these hurdles with my usual enthusiasm and love of life.
Much love, Valerie
But I must confess that the highlight of this ordeal came when I was escorted by two handsome young men and a pilot, in a medivac helicopter, as the full moon lit the sky. Talk about movie magic!!!