Tony Dow, known for his role as Wally on “Leave It to Beaver,” has been hospitalized, TMZ reports.
The 76-year-old TV star is battling pneumonia, but his wife Lauren tells the site it isn’t a result of COVID-19.
She says he was tested five times, and the results were consistently negative.
Lauren said he checked into the ER on Thursday and spent 24 hours there before a bed opened up.
The hospital location was not revealed, but the wait could stem from the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19.
She shared, "On behalf of Tony and myself we thank you for your concern for him."
Dow played Beaver’s big brother Wally from 1957-1963, and reprised the role on “The New Leave It to Beaver” from 1983-1989. He appeared on many other shows over the years, from “Lassie” to “Charles in Charge.”
He also stepped behind the camera to direct TV versions of “Harry and the Hendersons,” “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show,” and series like “Coach” and “Swamp Thing.”