‘Two and a Half Men’ Star Conchata Ferrell on Respirator After Suffering Heart Attack

Johnny Lopez
July 16, 2020 - 7:45 pm

Actress Conchata Ferrell has been transferred to a long-term facility after suffering a heart attack.

Ferrell, who is best known for playing Berta the housekeeper on “Two and a Half Men,” was in the ICU for over four weeks after first becoming ill in May, her husband, Arnie Anderson, told TMZ.

The illness was the result of an infection the 77-year-old suffered last year, the outlet noted. While in the ICU, Ferrell went into cardiac arrest, which lasted “for about ten minutes,” according to Anderson.

Ferrell is now in the respiratory unit of a treatment center and is on a respirator, receiving dialysis and in stable condition, according to her husband.

Per TMZ, Ferrell is “semi-conscious,” but “can’t talk or communicate.”

Although Ferrell’s illness is not related to COVID-19, her husband isn’t able to see her due to coronavirus precautions.

"It's going to be a while before there's any recovery. It's all neurological,” Anderson said. “There's nothing we can do to speed it up the process. We are hoping for the best."

Ferrell’s rep released a statement addressing her health condition.

"It's an honor to work with her and she’s the strongest, funniest most talented woman I know and my heart is with her and her family. I know she can get through anything.  Anyone who has ever worked with her adores her and is praying for a speedy recovery," the rep told “Entertainment Tonight.”

In addition to starring on “Two and a Half Men” for 12 seasons, Ferrell’s credits include “L.A. Law,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Erin Brockovich” and “Grace and Frankie.”

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