CSI star William Petersen rushed to a hospital after suffering a health scare on the set of CSI: Vegas
- Peterson, 68, fell ill Friday while filming CSI: Vegas in Los Angeles
- He was taken to a hospital by ambulance by an abundance of caution
- A representative of the actor says he has been released and is feeling better now
- They attributed health fears to exhaustion after several weeks in a row with long days on the set
- Petersen starred in CSI Supervisor Gil Grissom in the original series and leads the new sequel-limited series CSI: Vegas
The longtime CSI star William Petersen had to be taken to a hospital via ambulance last Friday after he fell ill on the set in his iconic CBS series.
The 68-year-old actor worked hard to film the limited series epilogue CSI: Vegas at the time, TMZ reported Sunday.
A representative of Petersen said he was on the show’s Los Angeles set when he began to feel under the air.
Under the weather: CSI star William Petersen, 68, was taken to a hospital on Friday after falling ill on the Los Angeles set in his limited series CSI: Vegas, TMZ reported on Sunday. seen in 2019 in Santa Monica
Petersen then allegedly told the section’s instructor that he had to stop working.
His condition seemed serious enough to warrant an ambulance ride to a nearby hospital, though the actor’s representative said it was mainly called to be on the safe side.
Since then, the CSI foundation has been released from the hospital and appears to be improving.
His representative attributed the health scare to ‘overexertion or exhaustion’ as he has been working on his series for the past 12 weeks and film and TV teams tend to work long hours.
In recovery: A representative of Petersen said he has been released and is feeling better now. They attributed his illness to ‘overexertion or exhaustion’ by working 12 weeks in a row with long days; still from CSI
Petersen is best identified with his lead role in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which he began starring in in 2000.
He played CSI cemetery shift manager Gil Grissom in the show’s first nine seasons and later returned several times during later seasons, including for the last television movie Immortality.
Although the series contained plenty of traditional police work, it also showed that investigators used their brains and science to help solve crimes through their detailed physical investigations.
Iconic: Petersen is most identified with his lead role in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which he began starring in in 2000, after making a name for himself in the crime film classics of the 1980s
Petersen originally became famous with leading roles in the crime classics To Live And Die In LA (1985) and Manhunter (1986) the first film with the character Hannibal Lecter.
Although he committed to television with the CSI franchise for the past two decades, he still appeared sporadically in movies where his most recent role was in the apocalyptic rom-com Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World.
Petersen has also maintained a steady presence in live theater as a member of the prestigious Chicago-based Steppenwolf Theater Company, and he co-founded the Remains Theater Ensemble.
Last month, CBS announced that his series CSI: Vegas would premiere on the network on October 6, 2021.
Coming soon: He’s currently reviving his CSI character for CSI: Vegas, a subsequent limited series to the original show. It premieres on October 6, 2021; still from CSI
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