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William petersen was hospitalized on Friday for exhaustion on the set of CSI: Vegas.
The three-time Emmy nominee, 68, had to stop filming earlier this weekend because he was starting to “not feel good,” PEOPLE confirms.
“He’s been exhausted from long hours of filming over the past 12 weeks and has been taken to hospital as a precaution,” Petersen’s publicist told PEOPLE.
An ambulance was reportedly called to prepare and Petersen was reportedly taken to a nearby medical center. He has since been released from the hospital and is in good condition, for TMZ.
SCS announced a serial order for CSI: Vegas in March, a sequel to the original series that returns to its Las Vegas roots after other spin-offs took place in Miami and New York. Petersen has signed on to revive his character Gil Grissom, while Jorja Fox and Wallace Langham have also been asked to return as Sara Sidle and David Hodges, respectively.
Robert Voets / CBS Photo Archive via Getty Grissom (William Petersen) and Sara (Jorja Fox) investigate a case involving the mummified corpse of an old barricaded woman in her closet, on CSI
As described by CBS, the new series will follow “a brilliant new team of forensic investigators [who] must welcome 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 slated to air on October 6 on CBS after the date was delayed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The planned premiere would have marked the 20th anniversary of the original show.
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Petersen starred in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for the first nine seasons, from 2000 to 2009, before her character was replaced by Laurence Fishburne’s Dr Raymond Langston. He later back for the two hour series finale in 2015.
“The show’s first year was quite remarkable in terms of the creative energy that was put out daily by everyone who worked on it,” Petersen told PEOPLE at the time. “It was very group-created. And being a part of that first season and putting it all together. was the most creative moment i have ever had in my life. It was exhausting, but it was special. “