One of our dearest friends and colleagues, The Young and the Restless Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) last night was admitted to a Los Angeles Hospital Intensive Care Unit. Cooper is currently in critical condition but said to be stable this morning according to updates from her son, actor Corbin Bernsen and Jeanne’s Y&R co-stars, Daniel Goddard (Cane) and Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren) who both tweeted that they visited Jeanne in the hospital.
There has been an huge outpouring of love and prayers started all across the daytime community for Jeanne from cast mates, to fans, to colleagues. Corbin posted on Twitter the following in the last 24 hours with the last update 40 minutes ago, “Need some prayers for my mom tonight. Not doing great. I don’t believe it is the end of her journey, but still a very uphill battle. Kindness from all is overwhelming me. The power of your prayers is working in many ways and for now, this nite, I think all is stable. All still stable this morn with morning, such a fighter. So many have noted that. Your prayers are powerful and kind words overwhelming. Had a dream last night, inspired by your outpouring of love that my mom returns from this, stronger than ever, defying all possible reason.”
UPDATED: This evening - Corbin Bernsen took to his facebook page with the latest update on Jeanne’s condition relating, “Just home from hospital, pretty exhausting day, emotional roller coaster of moments of progress, moments backwards, but all in all MUCH better than 24 hours ago. Still so much to accomplish and a great task for someone of advanced age, but she’s doing it – a remarkable fighter. Of course this made me drift to thoughts about life, our greater purpose and the strange harmony of the polar components of our very existence; the pain – the pleasure, the joy – the sorrow, the strength – frailty. One can’t exist without the other. I have so much faith that my mom will get beyond this, honestly, and perhaps be even stronger than she’s been in recent years… I mean, they are sourcing EVERYTHING that is not right with her and strengthening that. But for now she’s resting comfortably, and we too are taking time to rest and reflect and prepare for tomorrow’s piece of the journey. Please keep up the prayers, they are doing WONDERS and I know she’d want you to tell those you love, how much you love them.
Jeanne Cooper’s best-selling memoir, Not Young Still Restless is slated to come out in paperback this week at all book store. On-Air On-Soaps will keep you update on the latest developments with Jeanne, as we send love, light and our prayers to Jeanne, one of the most special people we have ever known in our lives!