Leonard Nimoy's Health

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by trekker670, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. mach7

    mach7 Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 2, 2012
    I wish him the best, but as stated, time spares no man.

    On the other hand I just saw "Shatners World" on stage.

    He did 2 hours non stop, by himself. He was singing and dancing and at one point he picked up his office chair and was waiving it over his head.

    not bad for an 82 year old.

    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    I'm stating the obvious of course, but if any of us are lucky enough to become octogenarians, our state of health will be a combination of genetics and our current/antecedent lifestyle. Infirm or sprightly - who knows?

    Still, it's going to be very, very sad to see my heroes inevitably passing away. I wish Mr. Nimoy the very best.
  3. Shaka Zulu

    Shaka Zulu Commodore Commodore

    Mar 28, 2013
    Bulawayo Military Krral
    All the chances I had to see him when he came to Toronto, now all about to be gone.

    Be as well as you can, Mister Nimoy, and remember, this fan will always love you and love what you did in your career.

    My sister smokes, and I'd wish she'd quit. I hope that you get your girlfriend to do so.
  4. Gil T.Azell

    Gil T.Azell Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 11, 2005
    Gil T.Azell
    Leonard Nimoy has COPD

    I'm very surprised this has not been discussed here? (in all the searches I've done)

    Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy has revealed that is suffering from lung disease

    Heres hoping he lives long and prosper's
  5. Michael

    Michael So Fucking Cool Moderator

    Jul 10, 2007
    Aloha Quadrant
    Re: Leonard Nimoy has COPD

    There you go. :)
  6. 1001001

    1001001 Pull Up a Groove and Get Fabulous! Moderator

    Nov 3, 2001
    In a Bozo Nightmare
    Merged with the existing thread.

  7. TREK_GOD_1

    TREK_GOD_1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 24, 2006
    Escaped from Delta Vega
    Same here.

    We need to recall that for anyone fans of people with active, adult years in the 1940s - 1960s, chances are, they are well into the so-named twilight years, or have already passed on. Fans--far younger--will see it as "so many people going," but again, many of our childhood heroes were already in their 30s, 40s or 50s when we were barely out of diapers.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2014
  8. FormerLurker

    FormerLurker Commodore Commodore

    May 17, 2009
    Both Shatner and Nimoy are three months older than my dad. I think this may have something to do with how well I've related to them over the years, as entertainment-based father figure avatars. It's difficult to accept just how close I am to losing not one, but all three. On those days I will be very sad.
  9. Lucky

    Lucky Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 20, 2004
    Nimoy has always been an inspiration to me. I think it is great he is using twitter to warn people about the dangers of smoking. I hope he's around for many more years to come.
  10. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Jun 20, 2001
    Just saw Leonard Nimoy on Piers Morgan. He sounded like his usual self and looked pretty good, a far cry from the sickly man in the wheel chair that we saw in the pic when this was first announced. Hopefully the interview will pop on the 'net in the next day or so.

    He says that he carries around a machine that extracts oxygen from the air and he finds that he needs to use it a few times a day whenever he can't catch his breath.

    [Edit] Here's an article and a clip.
  11. FormerLurker

    FormerLurker Commodore Commodore

    May 17, 2009
    Such a machine is called a concentrator. My mom has one, for added oxygenation as she sleeps. The vagaries of age. :(
  12. Vanyel

    Vanyel The Imperious Leader Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2001
    San Antonio, Texas
    Didn't Nimoy give up the Star Trek Convention circuit a year or two ago? I wonder if COPD was the reason for his decision.
  13. 2takesfrakes

    2takesfrakes Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 13, 2013
    California, USA
    For years, now, he's always been kind of clearing his throat, like he was coughing up a little phlegm, or something, during interviews. I'm not surprised that he needs extra oxygen, these days, from all his past smoking. He should do anti-smoking ads, or something, now that people are thinking about his health and all that. I hope he lives for another decade, but still ... living well into one's 80's after having been a famous celebrity for most of their lives is more than many can look forward to. I wish him The Very Best.
  14. Kirk1980

    Kirk1980 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 16, 2006
    Quoted for the motherfreakin' truth.
  15. treknician1701

    treknician1701 Lieutenant Commander

    Jan 12, 2013
    Second star from the right
    I have a friend, whose wife has had COPD for over 10 years now, so I guess that it's something that you can live with, or even fight, if you've a mind to!
  16. Tom

    Tom Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 10, 2003
    In your Mind!
    The last time i talked to Leonard was at Walter's Star Event in 2012, he seemed in good health then, sad how these things can happen. :(
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2014
  17. Elder Knight

    Elder Knight Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 27, 2002
    SE USA
    It sounds as if he's tackling the problem with cautious optimism, much as we'd expect of him.
  18. Sci Fi Fan

    Sci Fi Fan Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Feb 8, 2014
    Best wishes to him; hope he has a full recovery.
  19. PCz911

    PCz911 Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 26, 2014
    It will be a Sad day indeed when these gentlemen leave us.