So scary! Alan Arkin missed the premiere of his newest movie ‘Love The Coopers’ on Nov. 12 and it’s because he was in the hospital after suffering from a stroke, according to a new report. Get the latest on his condition here.
Alan Arkin has suffered a stroke. The iconic actor was hospitalized earlier this week and missed the premiere of his new movie because of the scary medical condition. But is he okay? Here’s an update.
The 81-year-old was rushed to the hospital after his mini stroke on Nov. 9, according to TMZ. He was released on Nov. 12, with no significant damage done, although he still wasn’t well enough to make the Meet The Coopers premiere at The Grove in Los Angeles, which he was expected to attend. During Alan’s three-day hospital stay, doctors ran a series of tests, but it appears he’s doing okay.
Alan has been a prominent figure in the film industry for almost 60 years, starring in well known movies including Argo and Edward Scissorhands. He won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role in 2006’s Little Miss Sunshine and was nominated for the Best Actor for The Russians Are Coming — his very first movie — and The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter.
Besides acting, Alan has also done great work as a director, which his most acclaimed effort being in 1971’s Little Murders. The actor currently resides with his third wife, Suzanne Newlander, in California, and he has three kids from his previous relationships with Jeremy Yaffe and Barbara Dana. We are so relieved to hear that everything seems to be going okay after this brief hospitalization, and are wishing Alan a speedy recovery!
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— Alyssa Norwin