Following the Health reunion, which took place onstage during the 2024 Emmy Awards, actress Shelley Long was spotted in Los Angeles the day after the reunion.
Fox News reports that Long, who played student-turned-waitress Diane Chambers in Health, She was walking her Chihuahua near her home in Pacific Palisades, California. Long was noticeably absent while her former co-stars were at the Emmys the night before.
‘Cheers’ star Shelley Long seen in Los Angeles after missing the Emmys reunion https://t.co/bNfRsmMsqk
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As previously reported, Health Castmates Ted Danson, Kelsey Grammer, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger and George Wendt gathered onstage at the Emmy Awards to present the award for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series.
Ratzenberger stated during the event that a reunion of the iconic television series is “long overdue.”
Grammer later said, “Being together brings back memories of a program we are all very proud of.”
Along with Long, Woody Harrelson did not appear in the Health meeting. However, Emmys executive producers Jesse Collins and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay revealed the exact reason Harrelson missed the reunion special.
“Woody Harrelson couldn’t do Cheers because he’s in a play [Ulster American in London]“explained the producers. “So there were some people who just had logistical challenges. But we were lucky to have so many people willing to participate.”
The Emmy Awards also paid tribute to their colleagues Health star, Kirstie Alley, who died after battling cancer in December 2022.
Starred for a long time Health from 1982 to 1987 before leaving after the fifth season. She returned in 1993 for the series finale and reprized her role in the Health cleave, Frasier.
Shelley Long said her ‘Cheers’ stories got repetitive
While appearing on the Australian TV show. Where are you now In 2007, Shelley Long opened up about why she left. Health. He noted that their stories had become repetitive.
“I didn’t want to keep doing the same episode over and over again and the same story,” he explained. “It has been such a fresh and vital experience for me. “I didn’t want it to get old and stale.”
During his time in Health, Long received five Emmy nominations and won once in 1983. She won the Golden Globe for her performance in 1982 and 1983. Long was also nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series while appearing in the frasier episode, The show where Diane returns.
Grammer also spoke about wanting Long to reprise his role in the fraiser Renaissance. “I would like to see Diane come back,” she told Kelly Clarkson. “Only for one of those reasons, that Fraiser could leave something in bed to end up with something nice between them.”