UPDATE: Soap star’s son says prayers helping Jeanne Cooper
(WTVR) – “The Young and the Restless” star Jeanne Cooper’s health is improving, according to her son actor Corbin Bernsen.
Bernsen tweeted Tuesday that his mom’s breathing tube was removed and that prayers are helping her heal.
Back in Florida 4 #TheGlades Arrived with good news of steady progress for my mom. Of course that is dampened by continued grief for Boston—
Corbin Bernsen (@corbinbernsen) April 17, 2013
Cooper, 84, has been hospitalized for more than a week in Los Angeles. CBS LosAngeles reported the actress, who has played Katherine Chancellor on television since the early 1970′s, was in critical condition.
On April 12, Bernsen tweeted he needed prayers for his mom.
need some prayers for my mom tonight. Not doing great. I don't believe it is the end of her journey, but still a very uphill battle.—
Corbin Bernsen (@corbinbernsen) April 13, 2013
The next day Bersen tweeted he was “blown away” by the compassion he received via Twitter.
Again, I'm blown away by your compassion, having just read your tweets. The sheer force of a united will toward good is moving mountains.—
Corbin Bernsen (@corbinbernsen) April 14, 2013
According to her online bio, Cooper was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Daytime Emmy Awards in 2004. The bio indicates Cooper has three children and eight grandchildren.