UPDATED: Original ‘Star Trek’ Actress Nichelle Nichols Suffers Mild Stroke

By June 4, 2015

UPDATE #2 6/5 9am PST: Ms. Nichols’ manager has given one more additional update on her condition, and it’s great news! The post on her official Facebook page reads:

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.
-Zach McGinnis
Galactic Productions, LLC

We are glad to hear that Ms. Nichols is recovering from this ordeal, and continue to wish she and her family well as she begins the therapy process, and wish the best success for this undeniably resilient woman. Get well soon, Ms. Nichols!

UPDATE 6/4 5:20pm PST: Nichelle Nichols’ manager has updated the public on the status of her condition. On Ms. Nichols’ official Facebook page, he says,

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.

We’re encouraged to hear that she’s doing better, and will continue to be on the lookout for any more updates on her condition.

Original Story: Actress Nichelle Nichols, who played the Enterprise‘s communications officer Lieutenant Uhura on the original “Star Trek” TV series, has suffered a mild stroke.

Her official Facebook page sent out the following statement earlier today:

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.
-Zach McGinnis
Galactic Productions, LLC

Our thoughts are with Ms. Nichols and her family, and we will update this piece as we get more word on her condition.

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As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation, Batman-On-Film.com, The Huffington Post, and Movies.com. He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.
  • Tony Allen

    SO glad to see that shes doing better. Good thoughts and vibes to you and family, Nichelle!!!

  • Thomas Leath

    That’s great news! Hopefully a full recovery.

  • Josh Pireson

    So glad to hear Nichelle is on the road to recovery! I got to meet her a few years ago at Con and she was hands down the nicest celeb I’d ever met. We had a super fun conversation and I never felt like she was just trying to get the line moving (like so many celebs do at signings). Plus she’s friggin Uhura!!!

  • Steven J. Hunter

    She was my favorite part of the show. Happy she’s doing better.

  • Sean L

    Sad news to hear, am a big fan of of Nichols. Hoping she can make a full recovery <3

  • Jane Keating

    My thoughts are with her at the moment, hope this awesome lady gets well soon!

  • Katey

    thanks for posting the update, hope it goes well for her!

  • David Black

    such a beautiful lady, hope she gets well soon!

  • Daniel

    Great news, she is one of my all time favorite actresses! <3