The actress, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2013, was hospitalised this week (beg27Jul15) after falling ill during preparations for a theatre production in Maine.

She was discharged from the medical facility on Thursday (30Jul15), with a representative insisting the hospital stay was just a "precaution", and now Bateman, who played her onscreen son in 1980s sitcom Valerie, has sent his best wishes to the ailing 75 year old.

He tells Access Hollywood, "She's a very, very special person. And someone I learned a lot from, so I think she'll come through great."

Bateman adds to Entertainment Tonight, "I give her all my well wishes. I love Valerie."