Reports say the actor was taken to UCLA medical center last week, following severe chest pains

By Lydia Price
February 23, 2015 06:55 PM
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Leonard Nimoy was reportedly taken to the hospital in L.A. last Thursday after suffering from severe chest pains.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ, who first reported the story, that a 911 call was placed on his behalf and the Star Trek actor, 83, was then transported to the UCLA Medical Center.

A rep for the actor told PEOPLE, “We don’t have any comment at this time.”

The latest health scare comes almost exactly a year after Nimoy first Tweeted that he had the lung disease COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), which he blamed on being a smoker in his past.

“If you quit after you’re diagnosed with lung damage, it’s too late. Grandpa says learn my lesson. Quit now. LLAP,” he Tweeted last Feb. (LLAP, his usual Twitter sign off, stands for “Live Long and Prosper.”)

While it’s unclear whether Nimoy is still hospitalized or undergoing tests, he also Tweeted early Monday morning, “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.”

Nimoy, who portrayed Dr. Spock in the long running sci-fi TV show between 1966 through 1986, most recently took on an older version of his famous role in 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness, which also starred Oscar-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch.

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