Movieline has the scary news that “Golden Girls” star Rue McClanahan was hospitalized this week for heart bypass surgery. She was scheduled to appear at “Golden: A Gala Tribute” in San Francisco on November 14, but had to cancel.
McClanahan released this perfectly Blanche statement from her New York hospital room: “My darlings, I’m just devastated that I am going to have to miss my own tribute at the Castro Theatre. Unfortunately, my doctor has laid down the law, and I’m currently having some maintenance on the old ticker. Trust me, I’d much rather be in San Francisco having fun and being adored by all of you.”
Get well, Rue. Another “Golden Girls” death I cannot handle.