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Nicholas Brendon, a star of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” was transported to the hospital following a terrifying cardiac crisis.

Nicholas Brendon, a star of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” was transported to the hospital following a terrifying cardiac crisis.

The actor Nicholas Brendon, who portrayed Xander in the television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” has been in the hospital for two weeks.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Nicholas Brendon, 51, who played Xander in 145 episodes of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” appeared in all but one of them before being rushed to the hospital following a severe “cardiac crisis.” He was admitted after the health crisis two weeks ago.

His sister posted pictures of him from the hospital on social media, including one of him being carried on a stretcher. In a subsequent picture, Nicholas, who also portrayed Kevin Lynch on “Criminal Minds,” could be seen connected to numerous monitoring tools.

Nicky’s sister said to his Instagram followers, “Nicky sends his love and wants me to apologise that he hasn’t been going live as much lately and to give everyone an update.” Nicky is doing well now, but two weeks ago he had to be sent to the emergency room due to a cardiac episode (tachycardia/arrhythmia). Some of you may recall that he experienced a comparable occurrence during his second spinal surgery last year (for Cauda Equina). He has been focusing on his doctor’s appointments and attempting to get a little more rest this time, she continued.

Fans expressed their amazement and well wishes for Nicholas in the comments section, sending him “healing wishes” and informing him that they were “pray[ing]” for him. “Nicky, get well soon! One responded, “Praying for you,” and another added, “Sending healing wishes,” both of which were accompanied by a love emoji.

The tweet was concluded by Nicholas’ sister with a series of hashtags, one of which was for the spinal disorder Cauda Equina. The uncommon stenosis severely compresses the nerves in the lower back, causing numbness to spread throughout the lower body. Nicholas has already spoken about the discomfort of his disease, which has impacted his genitalia, back, and legs. He was compelled to stop marketing his movie, “Wanton Want,” in order to recover and deal with the disease last year. Since 1997, Nicholas has played the role of Xander in every episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” with the exception of one. He kept making appearances on “Criminal Minds” until 2007, and he was also developing a number of his own movies, with five now in development.