Luke Perry hospitalized and 'under observation'

A publicist for ``Riverdale'' and ``Beverly Hills, 90210'' star Luke Perry says the actor has been hospitalized.

Publicist Arnold Robinson tells The Associated Press the 52-year-old actor is ``currently under observation'' at the hospital.

Born and raised in rural Fredericktown, Ohio, Perry was tapped for heartthrob status along with Jason Priestley on ``Beverly Hills 90210,'' which ran from 1990 to 2000.

Perry has had roles in a handful of films, including ``The Fifth Element,'' ''8 Seconds`` and ''American Strays.``

He appeared in HBO's prison drama ''Oz`` and voiced cartoons like ''The Incredible Hulk`` and ''Mortal Kombat.``

In recent years he starred in the series ''Ties That Bind`` and ''Body of Proof.``