Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Nicolas Brendon rushed to hospital after second ‘cardiac incident’

·1-min read
 (Getty)
(Getty)

Buffy The Vampire star Nicholas Brendon required urgent medical attention after suffering a ‘cardiac incident’ - his second episode in a year.

The 51-year-old actor - who is best known for playing wise-cracking Xander Harris in the cult sci-fi 90s TV series - is currently recovering and “concentrating on medical appointments” after his latest health scare, which came two weeks ago.

Brendon’s sister took over his social media accounts to update his fans on what had happened and shared a number of concerning image of the stricken star in hospital.

She wrote alongside the post: “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,” the actor’s 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.”

The rare stenosis causes the nerves in the lower back to become severely compressed and can causes numbness in the lower body.

Nicholas Brendon (far left) is best known for playing wise-cracking Xander Harris in 90s TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Getty Images)
Nicholas Brendon (far left) is best known for playing wise-cracking Xander Harris in 90s TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Getty Images)

The Standard has contacted a representative for Nicholas Brendon for comment.

Brendon starred in all but one of the 145 episodes of Buffy alongside cast mates Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan.

After the show came to an end in 2003 after seven seasons, he went on to appear in Criminal Minds until 2007.

His personal life has often overshadowed his onscreen career, having been arrested multiple times over the past decade and checking into rehab twice.