Star Trek’s original Lt. Uhura, Nichelle Nichols, suffered a stroke on Wednesday night, according to the 82-year-old actresses’ Facebook page.
Official statement from Zach McGinnis of Galactic Productions, LLC:
Last night while at her home in LA, Nichelle Nichols suffered from a mild stroke. She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was. Please keep her in your thoughts.
We here at TrekNews.net join the legions of Star Trek fans in wishing Nichols a speedy recovery.
Nichelle Nichols has had both a CAT scan and an MRI today. The CAT scan came back negative and we are awaiting the results from the MRI. Currently she is awake, eating, in good spirits and able to have full conversations. Her right side has shown minor signs or mobility loss but she is not showing any signs of paralyses.
We greatly appreciate all of the love and support her fans are showing at this time.
The MRI showed that Nichelle Nichols had a MINOR stroke. She will start therapy this morning to evaluate how much damage was done, and try to determine her chances for a full or partial recovery. The therapists will test her hand at writing and legs to see if she can stand and walk on her own. Last night Nichelle remained alert, and cheerful.
When we told her about the love and support coming in from around the world she smiled and asked to see the posts on her facebook.
Thank you again for all of your kind words. Keep them coming because Nichelle is reading them.
Feel free to post your pictures with Nichelle and a story about when you met her.
Stay tuned for more information on this developing story.