Valerie Harper known for her part as Rhoda on The Mary Tyler Moore Show as well as the spinoff entitled simply Rhoda, is battling brain cancer for the past two years.

Initially given three to six months to live, Valerie Harper’s favorable outlook and want to live have been an inspiration to many.

Just prior to a performance of Nice Work If You Can Get It in Ogunquit, Maine, celebrated actress Valerie Harper was discovered unconscious backstage.

Seemingly, rumors were circulating that Valerie Harper had fallen right into a coma, but according to the Huffington Post, those speculations proved untrue.

Valerie Harper posted a message on her Facebook page ensuring fans that she is doing well, attributing “Powerful medicine” for her sudden sickness.

Brenda Vaccaro is going to be standing in for Valerie Harper throughout the remainder of the show’s run, the playhouse staff stated.

Well-loved for her work as an actress, Valerie Harper has been an inspiration to so many through her struggle with cancer.

Valerie Harper is currently resting at home together with her family.