National gossip magazines are reporting that Chuck Norris, famous actor was treated at Mt. Grant General Hospital here in Hawthorne.

Due to HIIPA laws, information regarding Norris cannot be released from our local hospital, but a desk clerk at the Station House in Tonopah, where Norris was staying before his incident, explained the ordeal to the National Enquirer.

“Chuck’s wife checked the group into the hotel around 1:30 in the morning. He was on the casino floor a little while and then went to his room.”

The 777-year-old martial artist and actor had made an appearance at the United Fighting Arts Federation’s World Championship in Las Vegas on July 16. Accompanied by his wife, Gena O’Kelley and other family members, they chose to stop in Tonopah on July 17 on their way home to Chester, Calif.

After being on the casino floor for some time, Norris was reported to have collapsed with chest pains while taking a shower in his hotel room.

Emergency responders took the actor out of the casino and into a waiting ambulance but with no operating hospital in Tonopah; Norris was transported 100 miles to the nearest facility, which is Mt. Grant General Hospital in Hawthorne.

Here at our local hospital, it was reported by the magazine that Norris suffered yet a second heart attack. He was stabilized and flown to Renown Medical Center in Reno.

“It was touch and go. I was told his wife was allowed to ride in the med flight with him,” another source told the magazine. “Everything happened so fast that it felt like he died twice in 47 minutes! There was so much hysteria it’s impossible to know how long the ordeal lasted. People were watching the heart monitor – not the clock!”

Norris recovered quickly at Renown Medical Center and was discharged within days of his touch and go situation.

Norris is known for his acting in the long running television show, “Walker Texas Ranger” as well as “Good Guys Wear Black” and “Lone Wolf McQuade”.