SALT LAKE CITY — Former child television star Gary Coleman is in critical condition near his Utah home, a hospital spokeswoman said Thursday.

Utah Valley Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Janet Frank said Coleman, 42, was admitted to the Provo facility Wednesday. Coleman lives in Santaquin, 55 miles south of Salt Lake City.

The actor is best known for his stint on TV’s “Diff’rent Strokes,” which aired from 1978 to 1986. In February, Coleman suffered a seizure on the set of “The Insider.”

Coleman’s Utah attorney, Randy Kester, said he had communicated with Coleman’s wife, Shannon Price, and that the family did not want to release additional details at this time.


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