'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' star Nicholas Brendon rushed to hospital after TERRIFYING cardiac incident

The actor had a health scare because he suffered a 'tachycardia arrhythmia' attack two weeks ago, according to his sister

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' star Nicholas Brendon rushed to hospital after TERRIFYING cardiac incident
Nicholas Brendon, who played Xander in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer,' has been in the hospital for two weeks (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images and Nicholas Brendon/Instagram)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Nicholas Brendon, 51, whose character Xander appeared in all but one of the 145 episodes of 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' was rushed to the hospital after suffering a terrifying "cardiac incident."  He was admitted two weeks ago following the health scare.

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His sister took to social media to share photos of him from the hospital, including one of him being carried on a stretcher. A second image showed Nicholas, who also played Kevin Lynch on 'Criminal Minds,' hooked up to various monitoring devices.

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"Nicky sends his love and wanted me to apologise that he hasn’t been going live as much lately and to give everyone an update," his sister wrote to his Instagram fans. "Nicky is doing fine now but he had to be rushed to emergency two weeks ago because of a cardiac incident (tachycardia/arrhythmia). Some of you might remember he had a similar incident after his second spinal surgery last year (for Cauda Equina). This time he is trying to get a little more rest and has been concentrating on medical appointments.” she added.

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Fans were shocked and flooded the comments section to wish Nicholas well, sending him "healing wishes" and telling him they were "praying." “Get well soon Nicky! Praying for you,” one wrote alongside a heart emoji, while a second chimed in: “Sending healing wishes.”

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Nicholas' sister ended the post with a string of hashtags, one of which was for the spinal condition Cauda Equina. The rare stenosis causes severe compression of the nerves in the lower back, resulting in numbness in the lower body. Nicholas has previously discussed his painful condition, which has affected his legs, back, and genitals. Last year, he was forced to take a break from promoting his film, 'Wanton Want,' in order to rest and deal with the condition. Nicholas rose to prominence as Xander in 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' in 1997, appearing in all but one episode until 2003. He continued to appear on 'Criminal Minds' until 2007, while also working on a number of his own films, with five projects currently in the works.

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