Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon hospitalized after cardiac incident, 'doing fine now'

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Criminal Minds actor Nicholas Brendon is recovering after a medical scare.

According to an Instagram post shared on Tuesday, the actor "is doing fine now but he had to be rushed to emergency about two weeks ago because of a cardiac incident." The message clarified that the incident was related to an irregular heart rate due to tachycardia and arrhythmia.

One photo in the post showed Brendon seemingly resting on a stretcher inside an ambulance, while another showed him sitting in a doctor's office attached to medical equipment.

The post also referred to Brendon's recent history with other conditions. "Some of you might remember he had a similar incident after his second spinal surgery last year (for Cauda Equina) but this time. [sic] He is trying to get a little more rest and has been concentrating on medical appointments," it read.

A representative for Brendon did not immediately respond to EW's request for more information.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, Nicholas Brendon
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, Nicholas Brendon

Everett Collection 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' actor Nicholas Brendon

In addition to starring as Xander Harris opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar on Buffy the Vampire Slayer from 1997 to 2003, Brendon had a recurring role as Kevin Lynch from seasons 3 through 10 on Criminal Minds. He has also appeared in the cult comedy-horror movie Psycho Beach Party, starring Lauren Ambrose and Amy Adams.

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