Jennifer Aniston's mother had a stroke last week and was hospitalized, according to Celebuzz.

"Last week on Wednesday or Thursday, her mom had another stroke. This was her second one in a year," a source close to Aniston's mom, Nancy Dow, said.

Dow also had a stroke in late 2011 and has suffered a number of injuries since then, according to Celebuzz.

Dow broke a bone in her hip and bruised her shoulder after recent spills, according to the insider. The effects of her original stroke limited her physical movement so severely that she now requires 24-hour care.

The website reported that the 76-year-old's latest health scare is much less serious than her 2011 stroke.

"Luckily, this one was minor," said the insider. "She went to the hospital, but she's already back home. But she's having trouble talking and is still shuffling around." And Dow's health remains precarious. Said the insider: "It could get worse, and the family fears it may not be long until a bigger stroke comes along.

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