Gary Coleman in Critical Condition 42-year-old is hospitalized in Utah By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted May 27, 2010 6:58 PM CDT 20 comments Comments A 2008 file photo of Gary Coleman. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file) (Newser) – Gary Coleman is in critical condition near his Utah home. The 42-year-old former child star on Diff'rent Strokes was admitted to a Provo hospital yesterday, and TMZ reports he suffered a head injury in a fall. Coleman has had a string of medical and legal problems of late. In February, he suffered a seizure on the set of The Insider.