Ron Jeremy in Critical Condition Following Heart Problems

[VIDEO]: Porn legend Ron Jeremy was hospitalized in critical condition and preparing for emergency surgery to treat an aneurysm near his heart, according to published reports.

Jason Kobelyby Jason Kobely


Among all the beautiful women who have been part of the adult film industry over the past half-century, there's no bigger star and no more beloved figure among porn fans than a pudgy, hairy, middle-aged man best known as "The Hedgehog."  

But now, porn legend Ron Jeremy is reportedly fighting for his life after a scary medical emergency yesterday.

Jeremy was in a Los Angeles Hospital in critical condition Wednesday after suffering severe chest pains caused by an aneurysm, according to published reports.

TMZ reported Jeremy started feeling chest pain Tuesday, then drove himself to Cedars-Sinai Hospital where he was admitted.  Jeremy's manager Mike Esterman told TMZ the 59-year-old was diagnosed with an aneurysm near his heart.  According to Esterman, Jeremy was transferred to the hospital's intensive care unit and was preparing to undergo surgery after his condition worsened Wednesday.

Crave just talked with Jeremy earlier this month at the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas — you can check out the video above.  Here's wishing The Hedgehog a full recovery…