Longtime CSI star William Petersen had to be rushed to hospital by ambulance on Friday after falling ill on the set of his iconic CBS series.
The 68-year-old actor was working hard to film the epilogue of the limited series CSI: Vegas at the time, TMZ reported on Sunday.
A representative for Petersen said he was on the show’s set in Los Angeles when he started to feel bad.
Under the weather: CSI star William Petersen, 68, was rushed to hospital on Friday after falling ill on the Los Angeles set of his limited series CSI: Vegas, TMZ reported on Sunday. seen in 2019 in Santa Monica
Petersen then allegedly told the director of the episode that he had to stop working.
His condition apparently appeared severe enough to warrant an ambulance ride to a nearby hospital, although the actor’s rep said he was mainly called to be on the safe side.
Since then, the CSI mainstay has been released from the hospital and appears to be on the mend.
His rep attributed the fear of health to “overwork or burnout” because he has been working on his series for 12 weeks, and film and television crews tend to work long hours.
On the mend: A representative for Petersen said he was released and is doing better now. They attributed her illness to “overwork or exhaustion” from working 12 consecutive weeks of long days; always from CSI
Petersen is best identified with his lead role in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which he started playing in 2000.
He played the role of CSI Cemetery Shift Supervisor Gil Grissom for the show’s first nine seasons, and later returned several times in subsequent seasons, including for the final TV movie Immortality.
While the series featured a lot of traditional police work, it also showed investigators using their brains and science to help solve crimes through their detailed physical investigations.
Iconic: Petersen is best identified with his lead role in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which he started playing in 2000, after making a name for himself in 1980s crime film classics
Petersen first rose to fame with leading roles in the crime classics To Live And Die In LA (1985) and Manhunter (1986), the first film starring the character of Hannibal Lecter.
Although he has been involved in television with the CSI franchise for the past two decades, he has still appeared sporadically in films, his most recent role being in the apocalyptic romantic comedy In Search of a Friend for the end of the world.
Petersen also maintained a stable presence in theater as a member of the prestigious Chicago-based Steppenwolf Theater Company, and he co-founded the Remains Theater Ensemble.
Last month, CBS announced that its CSI: Vegas series would air on the network on October 6, 2021.
Coming Soon: He’s reviving his CSI character for CSI: Vegas, a limited-edition sequel to the original series. Its premiere is scheduled for October 6, 2021; always from CSI