- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The legendary porn star and pop icon Ron Jeremy is in critical condition after suffering an aneurysm close to his heart.

The actor drove himself to Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon after experiencing severe chest pain, The Daily Mail reports. Mr. Jeremy was being prepped for surgery.

TMZ reports the star has appeared in more than 2,000 adult films and left behind a teaching career in his early life to pursue a career in  pornography.

Mr. Jeremy has won countless awards throughout his career, and he was ranked by Adult Video News at No. 1 in its January 2002 “50 Top Porn Stars of All Time” list.

“Please keep Ron in your thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery … #PrayForRon #Rontourage,” his management team tweeted on Wednesday.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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