Jeanne Cooper, ‘The Young And The Restless’ Star, Hospitalized and in Critical Condition

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Some bad news for The Young and the Restless fans: the show’s star Jeanne Cooper was hospitalized over the weekend. According to CBS Los Angeles, who first reported the distressing news, the 84-year-old actress is in critical condition and in the Intensive Care Unit.

While the cause of Cooper’s hospitalization has yet to be released to the public, her son, Corbin Bernsen, has been updating her fans on the status of her progress over Twitter. On Saturday he wrote, “Long day at hospital, mom is resting fine & progressing. Oddly a profound, life affirming day. You were all in the room with us, your power.” 


And then on Tuesday, Bernsen, who is also an actor and star of Psych, shared a promising update. “Just heard HUGE progress with my mom today. Breathing apparatus has been removed so now onto underlying issues. Your prayers are healing!” he said.

Cooper is best known for her work as Katherine Chancellor in the daytime soap, The Young and the Restless. She debuted in the series in November 1973 and is the longest-tenured actor to take part in the show.

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