The Young and the Restless star Jeanne Cooper, who has played Katherine Chancellor on the CBS daytime series since 1973, has been hospitalized for an undisclosed illness.
Cooper, 84, has been battling health problems recently and has reportedly been in critical condition since Friday according to her son, Psych’s Corbin Bernsen. It is unclear exactly when Cooper was taken to the hospital over the weekend, but on Friday Bernsen took to his Facebook page to ask fans to pray for his mother. “Won't elaborate now, but I believe there's still more purpose for her on this journey, but that's not my call," he wrote. "I love her so much. I want peace for her. I hope this is OK to share with all of you who know and love her."
Saturday brought an update to Cooper’s status via her son’s Twitter account, with Bernsen tweeting , "Keep those thoughts and powerful prayers coming. I'm witnessing extraordinary will. I know it's fueled by your love." On Sunday, Bernsen confirmed that Cooper was in the hospital and continued to be optimistic about her condition, "Back from hospital, not much change for mom but heading in the right direction. Embracing small steps and signs toward recovery. Wow!" tweeted Bernsen.
There has been no news yet regarding what illness is keeping Cooper in the hospital.