Gary Coleman on life support

'Diff'rent Strokes' actor unconscious in Utah hospital

"Diff'rent Strokes" star Gary Coleman has been placed on life support in a Utah hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage earlier this week, his manager said in a statement released by the hospital Friday.

"We are saddened to announce that since mid-afternoon, Mountain time, on May 27, 2010, Mr. Coleman has been unconscious and on life support," Coleman's manager John Alcantar said in the statement.

Coleman, 42, was hospitalized on Wednesday after suffering an intracranial hemorrhage at his home in Utah, and the following day he was "conscious and lucid" before his condition worsened.

He has not undergone any surgery, contrary to some media reports, and his family hopes for a full recovery, the statement said.

"At times, it may not have been apparent, but he always has had fond memories of being an entertainer and appreciates his fans for all their support over the years," Alcantar said.

Coleman, who lives in the nearby town of Santaquin, has already been to the hospital twice this year for seizure-related maladies.
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