Dawn Lyn, who was best known as a child star on the ’60s show My Three Sons and also as Leif Garrett’s sister, is in a coma after undergoing brain surgery. A spokesperson for her brother confirmed the news to Fox News Digital that she had been hospitalized after some of her former co-stars had spoken out on social media.
Garrett himself also took to social media, saying, “My sister, Dawn, never wanted anyone to know about the surgery. Since it has been leaked on social media, I would really appreciate everyone’s understanding that it has already been a difficult time having lost both of our parents and a cousin recently. Please just keep my sister in your thoughts and prayers and respect our family’s privacy. Thank you.”
‘My Three Sons’ co-stars send well wishes to Dawn Lyn and family
Stanley Livingston, who played Lyn’s brother Chip Douglas on the beloved sitcom, also spoke out. “Just found out my little TV Sis’, DAWN LYN (Dodie), is in a COMA and fighting for her life,” he wrote at the time. “She had surgery recently to remove a brain tumor. Please pray for her to have a swift and full recovery. I took Dawn out to lunch a couple of months ago. We had a great time reminiscing about our MTS days. Dawn is one of the nicest human beings I have ever known. Thoughts and prayers also go out to her husband, John, at this time. This is devastating news!”
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Then shortly after, he gave another update on Lyn’s condition, saying, “She remains unconscious battling meningitis… Her vitals and brain waves are good. The doctors and nurses are aggressively fighting the bacterial infection. They’re optimistic.”
Co-star Tina Cole also shared well wishes. “My heartfelt prayers go out to my ‘My Three Sons’ sweet ‘lil’ sis’, Dawn Lyn (Dodie) and her husband John… Dawn is fighting for her life after undergoing brain surgery. I’m in touch with John and I will keep you all updated. Please keep her in your prayers as well.”
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