CSI: Vegas: Mystery Illness Sends Actor William Petersen to Hospital

With production ongoing on CBS' upcoming CSI: Vegas, reps for William Petersen confirmed to TMZ that the actor was working on the Los Angeles set on Friday when Petersen began to feel ill. The actor would be taken by ambulance to a nearby medical facility, though a rep for Petersen says the move was done "out of an abundance of caution." As for the reason, the actor's reps blame Petersen's "nonstop long days for the past 12 weeks" that resulted in what they're saying was a form of exhaustion. The actor is apparently out of the hospital and feeling better.

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Petersen, Jorja Fox, and Wallace Langham reprise their roles as Gil Grissom, Sara Sidle, and David Hodges, respectively; with Paul Guilfoyle reprising his role as Jim Brass for two episodes. Paula Newsome as Maxine Roby; Matt Lauria as Joshua Folsom; Mandeep Dhillon as Allie Rajan; Mel Rodriguez as Hugo Ramirez; and Jamie McShane as civil attorney Anson Wix are also joining the series. Here's a look at the newest teaser, with CSI: Vegas premiering Wednesday, October 6:

Now here's a look back at the promo trailer for the series' return released last month:

"CSI: Vegas," the sequel to the Network's global hit "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," opens a brand-new chapter in Las Vegas—the city where it all began. Facing an existential threat that could bring down the entire Crime Lab and release thousands of convicted killers back onto the neon-lit streets of Vegas, a brilliant new team of investigators led by Maxine Roby (Paula Newsome) must enlist the help of old friends, Gil Grissom (William Petersen), Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox) and David Hodges (Wallace Langham). This combined force will deploy the latest forensic techniques to do what they do best—follow the evidence—in order to preserve and serve justice in Sin City.

Jason Tracey serves as executive producer and showrunner; Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, Anthony Zuiker, Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, Craig O'Neill, William Petersen, and Cindy Chvatal are also executive producers. Uta Briesewitz is an executive producer and directed (initial episode only) from a script by Tracey. The series is produced by CBS Studios in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television.

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