Disney’s most beloved Mouseketeer ANNETTE FUNICELLO rushed to hospital after her home is engulfed in flames!
RadarOnline.com reports Annette Funicello — was rushed to a San Fernando Valley hospital after a raging fire swept through her home in Encino, California,
Los Angeles firefighters responded to a large, single family house fire, according to Los Angeles Fox TV station KTTV.
The 68-year-old Funicello — who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1987 — is much beloved for her tenure on the Mickey Mouse Club during the 1950s as well as her appearance in a number of beach-party films for AIP in the 1960s including Beach Party and Beach Blanket Bingo costarring BFF Frankie Avalon.
While prepping for a 1980s Back to the Beach reunion tour to coincide with the success of the film with Frankie, Annette was first diagnosed with MS, cutting the concert series short.
Annette was also for years the TV spokesperson for Skippy peanut butter.
The house was badly damaged, as huge holes in the roof could be seen from an overhead chopper capturing footage.
Pals, not looters (as first reported), were seen removing Annette’s mementos from the home as it became immersed in flame.
The fire first reported at 7:21 a.m. PST in the 3100 block of North Fond Drive was knocked down in 24 minutes, Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department told media.
Officials report Annette, her husband and a third person were transported to the hospital.
Annette is said to be suffering from smoke inhalation.
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