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January 26th

Jimmy Buffett out of the hospital, 'doing well' after fall

On January 26, 2011, it was reported that Buffett was hospitalized with head injuries after taking a fall off the stage at a concert in Sydney, Australia. The following morning, Buffett was released from St. Vincent's Hospital in Sydney after being given a clean bill of health by doctors.

Rocker Vince Neil jailed for DUI

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Rocker Vince Neil will serve 15 days behind bars next month after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol.

The Motley Crue frontman initially pleaded not guilty to misdemeanour drink driving and speeding charges stemming from an arrest in Las Vegas in June.

Rocker Bret Michaels has surgery to repair heart

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(Reuters) - Rocker and reality TV star Bret Michaels had successful surgery at a Phoenix hospital to repair a hole in his heart, a hospital spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Human Torch of 'Fantastic Four', one of Marvel's first superheroes, dies

The Human Torch (Jonathan Lowell Spencer "Johnny" Storm) is a fictional character and superhero appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. He is a member of the Fantastic Four, making his first appearance in Fantastic Four #1 November 1961. Writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby re-introduced the Torch as a Silver Age version of the Golden Age character of the same name created by Carl Burgos.

Death of Human Torch
In Fantastic Four #587 (March 2011), the concluding chapter of Jonathan Hickman's "Three" storyline, Johnny Storm the Human Torch dies stopping an angry horde of Negative Zone monsters preparing for a second "Annihilation Wave". The following issue, #588, will be the final issue of the series, which will relaunch in March as simply FF

January 24th

Zsa Zsa Gabor Released From Hospital After Leg Amputation

93 years old Zsa Zsa Gabor's right leg was amputated above the knee on January 14, 2011. She is now released from hospital.

January 21st

Tori Spelling's son hospitalized

From Tori Spelling's Twitter # Liam is feeling better. Thanks for all your well wishes! Xoxo 7:11 PM Jan 19th via ÜberTwitter # Scary morning. Liam fell off kitchen table rt on back of his head. Strted throwing up. Jst got back frm ER. He's better. Just hve 2watch him 11:27 AM Jan 19th via ÜberTwitter

January 10th

With throat tumor gone, Michael Douglas begins 3-year waiting game

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"It’s great news that they can’t see any cancer," said Dr. Bert W. O’Malley, a professor and chairman of the department of otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. "He’s over the first hurdle. The next is what happens over the next three years."

Three years is considered the benchmark for deeming such a patient truly cancer-free.

January 9th

Bob Dole Hospitalized Again

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Former Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole was admitted to Walter Reed Army Medical Center Tuesday evening with a fever, discharged Friday morning then went back to the hospital for treatment because his fever had recurred.

January 6th

George Jones Hospitalized in Nashville

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Country music legend George Jones was hospitalized in Nashville on Wednesday, after a routine checkup.

Specifics are vague, but the doctors wanted to “monitor” him overnight,

January 2nd

Chuck Berry collapses on stage

On Saturday January 1, 2011, 84 years old Chuck Berry was taken off stage in Chicago in the middle of a performance at the Congress Theater.

He returned 20 minutes later after most of the auditorium had cleared out. He tuned up his guitar and tried to play before telling the audience he had no strength. 

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Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (born October 18, 1926) is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B. Goode" (1958), Chuck Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive, with lyrics focusing on teen life and consumerism and utilizing guitar solos and showmanship that would be a major influence on subsequent rock music.