Jason Bateman on TV Mom Valerie Harper: 'I Hope She Gets Through It OK'

by Meredith B. Kile 10:20 PM PDT, July 30, 2015
Playing Jason Bateman on TV Mom Valerie Harper: 'I Hope She Gets Through It OK'

Jason Bateman is keeping Valerie Harper in his thoughts.

EXCLUSIVE: Valerie Harper In a Coma, Source Says

Bateman, who played Harper’s son on ‘80s sitcom Valerie (aka The Hogan Family), spoke to ET about his TV mom.

"I give her all my well wishes," Bateman told ET at the L.A. premiere of The Gift on Thursday evening. "I love Valerie. I hope she gets through it OK."

EXCLUSIVE: Valerie Harper Rushed to Hospital, 'It Doesn't Look Good,' Source Says

Harper was found unconscious backstage at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine on Wednesday night, and was rushed by ambulance to the hospital. A source close to the family tells ET that her family says she is now in a coma.

Back in 2013, when Harper was first diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, Bateman gave a heartfelt statement about the impact she’s had on his life.

"Valerie is someone that I've learned a great deal from. Not just comedically, but also in her ability to put whomever approached her, or worked with her, completely at ease with a laugh, and an energy that's intoxicating," he told ET at the time.

WATCH: Valerie Harper on Cheating Death After Cancer Diagnosis

Harper spoke with ET in November 2014 about "cheating death" with her terminal cancer diagnosis.

"I feel wonderful," the actress says. "What luck! Here I am. The three months didn't prove to be correct. The cancer I have is quite rare and terminal and incurable. I'm the recipient of a great research project that has kept me alive."

"Brave, open and wants to share her love with everyone, meeting everyone after the show," Ogunquit Playhouse artistic director Bradford Kenney told ET. "And that's how we should think of our Valerie Harper."

WATCH: Source Says Valerie Harper Is In a Coma