Conchata Ferrell, star of Two and a Half Men, is fighting for her life after a heart attack.
The 77-year-old actress, best known for her role of Berta in the hit show, is currently on a respirator after suffering a heart attack, according to Fox News.
She had been battling a kidney infection since January and was on dialysis, her husband, Arnie Anderson, told TMZ.
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Ferrell Was Transferred to the ICU in Charleston, West Virginia, After Spending Thanksgiving With Her Family Last Year
My prayers are with Conchata Ferrell and her family during this time. I pray that she gets better 🙏 pic.twitter.com/xZXJN80FBs
— Vaughn Ramdeen (@vaughnramdeen) July 16, 2020
TMZ reported that Ferrell “almost died” last year when she contracted a kidney infection and ended up in the ICU.
The outlet reported Ferrell had been at her vacation home in Charleston, West Virginia, since Thanksgiving when she came down with the infection “that spread and began contaminating her blood,” landing her in the hospital in December. She was released from the hospital in January and continued recovering with physical therapy before TMZ reported in February that she was better and back in Los Angeles.
Ferrell ended up in the hospital again in May with an illness related to the infection, TMZ reported, and after more than four weeks in the ICU she was transferred to a longterm care facility, Anderson told the outlet.
Anderson said Ferrell had been in the ICU for a couple of days when she went into cardiac arrest for 10 minutes. He described her condition to TMZ as “stable and semi-conscious” and said she was somewhat aware of her surroundings but couldn’t talk or communicate.
Anderson Is Not Able to Visit Ferrell Due to Coronavirus
Nooo Conchata Ferrell stay strong pic.twitter.com/02WDIh30Ph
— mr insane™ (@mrinsaneone) July 16, 2020
TMZ said that Anderson remained by Ferrell’s side throughout her initial illness but is unable to visit her now because of coronavirus restrictions.
Ferrell, who told the outlet she was uncertain how she contracted the infection, said in February that her husband was “working tirelessly every day to make sure [she] was okay. According to her, Arnie hasn’t taken care of anything a day in his life … but was there for her when she needed him.”
TMZ said the actress was “bedridden after leaving the hospital and it took her weeks before she could get back on her feet.”
However, Anderson’s visits following Ferrell’s recent health setbacks have been impacted by COVID-19. He told TMZ while he speaks with her nurse frequently, he can’t visit his wife and she can’t talk or communicate.
“It’s going to be a while before there’s any recovery. It’s all neurological. There’s nothing we can do to speed it up the process. We are hoping for the best,” he said.
Fans Took to Twitter to Wish Ferrell a Speedy Recovery
Wishing and praying for Conchata Ferrell’s speedy recovery. One of my first jobs was the tv movie Amy and Isabelle. She was a light. A beautiful spirit. It was one of my finest memories. Love you Conchata.❤https://t.co/ELBPNZVd5E
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) July 16, 2020
Fans of the actress, fellow celebrities and co-stars were quick to send out their good wishes online.
Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick wrote, “Sending my love to you Conchata Ferrell. Thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery. You were so giving and sweet and supportive when we played sisters on ‘Teen Angel’ You will always be one of my favs.”
Sending my love to you Conchata Ferrell ❤️🙏 Thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery. You were so giving and sweet and supportive when we played sisters on “Teen Angel” You will always be one of my favs❤️
— Maureen McCormick (@MoMcCormick7) July 17, 2020
Some expressed their wish that Ferrell was their TV mom:
Prayers up for Conchata Ferrell. If I had a tv mom she would be it. Get well soon!
— $Forty@aol.com💔🍺😐🔪 (@therealforty) July 17, 2020
The AV Club’s Will Harris simply wrote, “Get well soon, Conchata! (Please!!!)”
Get well soon, Conchata! (Please!!!) https://t.co/VkYGFMfduR
— Will Harris (@NonStopPop) July 17, 2020
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