Ron Jeremy, the legendary and possibly most beloved person in porn, is being prepped to undergo surgery for an aneurysm near his heart today.
The 59-year-old X-rated film star was driven to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA by his manager Mike Esterman this afternoon after experiencing intense chest pains, TMZ reports.
Once at the hospital, his condition quickly took a turn for the worse after doctors discovered an aneurysm close to his heart. They immediately transferred him to the intensive care unit for an emergency surgery operation.
Known by fans as "The Hedgehog" because of his stocky build and very big mustache, Ron has the distinction of appearing in more than 2,000 films—both adult and non-adult projects—but that hasn't blocked him from being awarded with a "Most Appearances in Adult Films" world record. His management team took to Jeremy's official Twitter account to update and uplift the actor in this trying time: "Please keep Ron in your thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery...#PrayForRon #Rontourage."
Further information about his condition is still unclear at this time. Ron's rep could not be immediately reached for comment.