“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Nicholas Brendon, greatest identified for enjoying the titular heroine’s pal Xander within the TV sequence, was hospitalized not too long ago after struggling one other cardiac incident and being recognized with a congenital coronary heart defect.
The actor, 51, was rushed to a hospital about two weeks in the past due to tachycardia, a situation that makes the center beat abnormally quick, his sister wrote Tuesday on Brendon’s official Instagram account. She additionally shared photographs of the actor getting medical consideration in an ambulance and what seems to be a hospital.
“Nicky sends his love and wanted me to apologize that he hasn’t been going live as much lately and to give everyone an update,” she wrote. “Nicky is doing fine now but he had to be rushed to emergency about two weeks ago because of a cardiac incident (tachycardia/arrhythmia).”
The submit additionally stated that the “Criminal Minds” star had the same well being scare after he had a second spinal surgical procedure final 12 months to handle cauda equina syndrome, a uncommon situation through which the nerve bundles within the lumbar or sacral backbone are compressed or not functioning correctly.
“He is trying to get a little more rest and has been concentrating on medical appointments,” his sister stated within the submit.
The intense spinal damage was triggered by a fall the TV actor had in February 2021 and required instant surgical procedure to stop full paralysis, his supervisor Theresa Fortier stated in an announcement to The Instances.
Brendon had that second spinal surgical procedure in October 2021 throughout which his spinal wire was punctured and there was a cerebrospinal fluid leak, Fortier stated, which additionally resulted in tachycardia.
“After a second cardiac incident two weeks ago, Brendon was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect that is more common in twins,” Fortier stated. “He is currently under the care of a cardiologist and has been focusing on painting and reducing stress.”
Brendon has an equivalent twin brother named Kelly Donovan. Within the early 2000s, Donovan appeared as Brendon’s stand-in and double in “The Replacement” and “Intervention” episodes of “Buffy,” respectively.
Final 12 months, Brendon underwent surgical procedure after struggling paralysis in his genitals and legs, the Each day Mail reported, which his supervisor claimed on the time resulted from Brendon sleeping on the concrete flooring of a jail cell final 12 months after he was arrested in Indiana on suspicion of prescription fraud and falsely informing officers of his identification.
The jail keep aggravated Brendon’s spinal issues, and he struggled to stroll amid “deep-seated medical problems and immense pain,” Fortier informed Each day Mail in September. It additionally pressured him to drag out of selling the psychological thriller “Wanton Want,” which Brendon had hoped would redirect from the headline-grabbing authorized woes related to him during the last decade.
Brendon was launched from the Vigo County Jail on his personal recognizance and reached a plea settlement in February, WLFI reported.
The actor was beforehand arrested for grand theft, resisting arrest, battery towards a peace officer and prison mischief, build up rap sheets in California, Idaho, Florida and New York. He famously walked off “Dr. Phil” in 2015 and stated he had been battling melancholy and substance-abuse points.
In 2020, Brendon struck a plea deal after allegedly attacking his girlfriend at a Palm Springs lodge in 2017. Brendon agreed to serve three years probation and full a 52-week domestic-violence course, together with 20 hours of group service, as a part of the deal, in accordance with the Desert Solar. The felony cost of inflicting corporal damage on a partner was lowered to misdemeanor home battery.