Twin Peaks actor suffers heart attack during Australian tour

Twin Peaks actor Al Strobel (pictured above alongside Kyle MacLachlan) is recovering in a Melbourne hospital after suffering a minor heart attack earlier today.

Strobel is the actor who plays Phillip Gerard, onetime associate of Bob and now a resident of the Red Room. Al has appeared in every season on Twin Peaks, as well as Fire Walk With Me. Other film credits include Ricochet River and Child Of Darkness, Child Of Light.

The actor is currently touring Australia with cast members of the show appearing in a series of stage shows to discuss the cult series.

Strobel began to fell ill in the early hours of the morning and was taken to a Melbourne hospital where a blood clot was removed and a stent inserted. Representatives for the tour said is doing well and looks forward to getting back to meeting as many Twin Peaks fans again as soon as possible.

“Mr Strobel requests no flowers, but fans can leave messages of support and love on Al’s Facebook Page” a spokesperson said.

Promoter David Williams has advised the three remaining shows in Adelaide, Sydney and Perth will go ahead, without Al, while wishing him a speedy recovery.

ADELAIDE – Thebarton Theatre – Wednesday August 29
SYDNEY – International Convention Centre – Saturday September 1
PERTH – Astor Theatre – Sunday September 2

OIP Staff

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