Beloved actor Tim Curry, best known for his roles as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in Rocky Horror Picture Show and Wadsworth in Clue, was rushed to the hospital after he reportedly suffered a stroke inside his Los Angeles area home last night. Details are still extremely fuzzy on what exactly happened, but if his agent is to be believed, he’s recovering very nicely and is on the mend.
Here’s what Marcia Hurwitz told The Daily Mail…
'Tim is doing great. He absolutely can speak and is recovering at this time and in great humor.”
Only sixty-seven-years-old, Curry has been beset by some health problems over the last few years. He was forced to pull out of a much-hyped play back in 2011, reportedly because he was struggling to get his asthma attacks under control. Obviously, this stroke situation is quite a bit more serious, but if he’s already talking and making jokes, there’s no reason to think he won’t make a full recovery.
Throughout his decades long career, Curry has never been among the more famous men in Hollywood or even among the most lucrative, but for a certain kind of role, most notably a weirdo, there’s no one better. He brings a level of professionalism and sophistication that sets him apart, and Hollywood is a slightly less eccentric, less memorable place when he’s not contributing.
Pop Blend’s sincerest thoughts go out to Curry during this time of need. Here’s to hoping he bounces back from this quickly and finds a few more roles that will further endear him to the general public.