'Star Trek' icon Nichelle Nichols is recovering from a mild stroke

By Karen Butler
Nichelle Nichols. UPI/Joe Marino - Bill Cantrell
Nichelle Nichols. UPI/Joe Marino - Bill Cantrell | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- Actress Nichelle Nichols is awake and in "good spirits" after suffering a mild stroke earlier this week.

"Nichelle Nichols has had both a CAT scan and an MRI today," said Thursday's statement on her official Facebook page.


"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 of mobility loss but she is not showing any signs of paralysis. We greatly appreciate all of the love and support her fans are showing at this time."

An earlier Facebook post explained the 82-year-old television icon fell ill at her Los Angeles home Wednesday night.

Nichols played Lt. Uhura on the classic sci-fi series Star Trek in the 1960s.

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