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Peter Jackson Hospitalized. Doing Well After Surgery.

Director Peter Jackson was admitted to hospital yesterday, where he underwent emergency surgery for a perforated ulcer. The condition is caused when an ulcer burns completely through the stomach wall, allowing food and acid to pass into the abdominal cavity causing extreme pain and extreme risk of infection. Thankfully the surgery went well and Jackson is expected to make a full and quick recovery.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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,

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.

Hulk Hogan is hospitalized, has back surgery

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Hulk Hogan has been hospitalized and is recovering from back surgery a week after the wrestling legend married girlfriend Jennifer McDaniel.

Tracy Morgan, SNL, 30 Rock, recovering from kidney transplant

Around December 10, 2010, Tracy Morgan received a kidney transplant. It was announced on December 20, 2010 that he was resting and planning to miss only two episodes of "30 Rock."

Tracy Jamal Morgan (born November 10, 1968) is an American actor and comedian best known for his eight seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and currently known for playing the role of Tracy Jordan on the NBC series 30 Rock.

In 1996, he was diagnosed with diabetes, but says he never took it seriously, refusing to take medication or change his diet. After running a 104-degree fever on the set of 30 Rock, Morgan decided to finally comply with his doctor's orders. He is now very cautious when it comes to the condition. With his consent, many of Morgan's own troubles have been incorporated within episodes of 30 Rock.

(vid) Hugh Jackman Injured at Opera House While Taping ‘Oprah’ Stunt

Jackman was bleeding from his right eye as he was removed from the rigging.
 
 
Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor and producer who is involved in film, musical theatre and television.

Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as action/superhero, period and romance characters. He is well known from his role as Wolverine in the X-Men series, in addition to his leads in Kate & Leopold, Van Helsing, The Prestige, and Australia. Jackman is a singer, dancer, and actor in stage musicals, and won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz.

Aretha Franklin Has Pancreatic Cancer

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has incurable pancreatic cancer.

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter and pianist. Although known for her soul recordings and referred to as the The Queen of Soul, Franklin is adept at jazz, blues, R&B and gospel music. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Franklin No. 1 on its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time.

Aretha Franklin - Respect

Heather Locklear Hospitalized

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The Melrose Place star, who is on antibiotics, is "doing fine," her rep says. She's expected to be released Wednesday.

Joan Baez, Folk Legend, Hospitalized After Falling From A Treehouse

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Folk music legend Joan Baez was recovering last night (Nov. 19, 2010) after falling 20 feet from a treehouse in her garden.

The 60s star had the treehouse built in an oak tree behind her California home because she wanted to sleep with birds.

Joan Baez - “The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down” from The Midnight Special

Bill Nye the Science Guy faints on Calif. stage

Bill Nye, host of the Emmy-winning 1990s television show "Bill Nye the Science Guy," collapsed during a California speech, then got up and continued his presentation.

William Sanford "Bill" Nye (born November 27, 1955), popularly known as "Bill Nye the Science Guy", is an American science educator, comedian, television host and mechanical engineer. He is best known as the host of the Disney children's science show Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993–1998) and for his many subsequent appearances in popular media as a science educator.

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