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CSI: Vegas Star William Petersen Hospitalized Due to Exhaustion on Set of Sequel Series

William Petersen During The 61St Annual Golden Globe Awards Arrivals At The Beverly Hilton Hotel In Beverly Hills, California, United States.

William Petersen throughout The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards Arrivals at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States.

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William Petersen was hospitalized on Friday on account of exhaustion on the set of CSI: Vegas.

The three-time Emmy Award nominee, 68, needed to cease filming earlier this weekend as he started “not feeling well,” PEOPLE confirms. 

“He is exhausted from long hours on set for the past 12 weeks and was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure,” Petersen’s publicist tells PEOPLE.

An ambulance was reportedly referred to as to set and Petersen was transported to a close-by medical middle. He’s since been launched from the hospital and is in good situation, per TMZ.

RELATED: CSI Is Returning to Las Vegas for Sequel Series Starring William Petersen and Jorja Fox

CBS introduced a sequence order for CSI: Vegas in March, a sequel to the unique sequence that returns to its Las Vegas roots after different spin-offs had been set in Miami and New York. Petersen signed on to revive his character Gil Grissom, as Jorja Fox and Wallace Langham had been additionally tapped to return as Sara Sidle and David Hodges, respectively.



Robert Voets/CBS Photo Archive by way of Getty Grissom (William Petersen) and Sara (Jorja Fox) examine a case involving the mummified corpse of an outdated lady barricaded in her closet, on CSI         

As described by CBS, the brand new sequence will observe “a brilliant new team of forensic investigators [who] must welcome back old friends and deploy new techniques to preserve and serve justice in Sin City” as they face an “existential threat that could bring down the Crime Lab.”

The miniseries is ready to premiere October 6 on CBS after the date was delayed by a 12 months as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. The meant premiere would have marked the 20th anniversary of the unique present. 

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Petersen starred in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for the primary 9 seasons, from 2000 to 2009, earlier than his character was changed by Laurence Fishburne’s Dr. Raymond Langston. He later returned for the two-hour sequence finale in 2015.

“The first year of the show was pretty remarkable in terms of the creative energy that was displayed on a daily basis from everybody that worked on it,” Petersen instructed PEOPLE on the time. “It was very group-created. And being part of that first season and placing that collectively was probably the most artistic time I’ve ever had in my life. It was exhausting, however it was particular.”


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