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Health and Hospitalizations

Charlie Sheen checks himself in rehab

"As a preventative measure, Charlie Sheen has entered a rehabilitation facility. He will take some time off his series Two and a Half Men. He has asked that his privacy be honored. No further statements are planned."

Dick Cheney & Bob Dole hospitalized. Alexander Haig Dies

  • On February 22, 2010, former vice president Dick Cheney was admitted to George Washington University Hospital after experiencing chest pains. His doctors are evaluating the situation and he is resting comfortably, according to a statement by his staff.

  • On February 22, 2010 Bob Dole (1996 presidential nominee)was hospitalized for pneumonia.

  • On February 20, 2010, Alexander Haig died from complications from a staphylococcal infection

    Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr. (December 2, 1924 – February 20, 2010) was a United States Army general who served as the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and White House Chief of Staff under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He also served as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, the number-two ranking officer in the Army, and as Supreme Allied Commander Europe commanding all U.S. and NATO forces in Europe.

Bill Clinton hospitalized after chest discomfort, gets stents

On February 11, 2010, Clinton was rushed to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY after complaining of chest pains. This was 5 years after he received a quadruple bypass surgery in September of 2004. He underwent surgery to place two stents in one of his coronary arteries. A source said "he is fine" and will recuperate. * Comment closed for politician

Alec Baldwin taken to hospital after argument

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Baldwin, who is due to host the Oscars on 7 March, was discharged from the New York hospital after an hour.

His spokesman put the incident down to a "misunderstanding".

"This was a misunderstanding on one person's part," said Matthew Hiltzik in a statement.

"Alec was quickly released from the hospital, he's completely fine and is at work today."

Louis Gossett Jr. diagnosed with prostate cancer

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Louis Gossett Jr. recently learned he has prostate cancer, but it is in an early stage, the actor said Tuesday.

"I count this diagnosis among the many challenges I have faced in my life and overcome," Gossett said in a statement. "I expect this to be no different."

Etta James, Grammy Hall of Famer, 72, hospitalized with serious infection

She's in Riverside County, California. Her family expects her to be released soon.

Hotel Mogul Steve Wynn's Eyesight

Steven Alan "Steve" Wynn (born January 27, 1942) is an American casino resort/real-estate developer who refurbished or built some of the most currently widely recognized resorts in Las Vegas such as the Golden Nugget, The Mirage, Treasure Island, Bellagio, Wynn, and Encore.

As of 2009, Wynn is the 468th richest man in the world

Steve Wynn suffers from the degenerative eye disease retinitis pigmentosa (RP), which cripples night vision and reduces visual ability in the periphery until the sufferer essentially has "tunnel vision." Many people with RP eventually become legally blind.

In an accident witnessed by a group that included Barbara Walters, Wynn accidentally poked a hole in Picasso's 74-year-old painting, "Le Reve," French for "The Dream", valued $139 million.

Gary Coleman OK After Rushed to Hospital with a seizure.

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Gary Coleman is said to be doing well after an unexpected trip to a Los Angeles-area hospital.

The 41-year-old former Diff'rent Strokes star was staying at the boutique Custom Hotel when he suddenly fell ill around 8 a.m. and an ambulance was called.

But Coleman's agent is assuring fans there's nothing to worry about.

Coleman had a seizure.

Gary Coleman's Health
Diff'rent Strokes' star suffers from a congenital kidney disease, which halted his growth at an early age (4 ft 8 in). He has undergone two kidney transplants, one in 1973 and one in 1984, and requires daily dialysis.

Rush Limbaugh Hospitalized in Serious Condition

On December 30, 2009, Rush Limbaugh was rushed to a Honolulu hospital with chest pains. Paramedics treated him on-site and then transported him to Queen's Medical Center, where he was admitted in serious condition

Rush Limbaugh (born January 12, 1951) is an American radio host and conservative political commentator. He has 20 million listeners.

* Thank you, cindygoldminer, for a note.

Good Morning Steven Tyler - Get out soon. God bless

Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith) is waking up this morning at the rehab. He is addictive to pain medication.

This Summer, Steven Tyler fell from the stage.  Maybe that's related to this.


Bryant Gumbel Says He's Recovering From Lung Cancer

On December 8, 2009, Bryant Gumbel announced that he had cancer surgery two months earlier to remove a malignant tumor on his lung. The announcement came on "Live! with Regis and Kelly," with Gumbel filling in for Regis Philbin, who recently underwent successful hip replacement surgery.

Bryant Charles Gumbel (born September 29, 1948) is an American television journalist and sportscaster. He is best known for his 15 years as co-host of NBC's The Today Show. He is the younger brother of sportscaster Greg Gumbel.

Singer of Weezer Hospitalized After Bus Crash

On December 6, 2009, a bus with passengers including Cuomo, his wife, his daughter, and his assistant crashed in to a ditch on New York State Thruway due to inclement weather. Cuomo suffered rib injuries and was taken to a local hospital. His assistant sustained minor injuries, but his wife and daughter were not harmed.

Tiger Woods seriously hurt in crash

On November 27, 2009, Woods was taken to hospital after an early morning car accident near his home, reportedly in "serious" condition. He had driven his SUV into a tree and a fire hydrant. The Florida Highway Patrol said that the crash was not alcohol-related, but that charges were pending. Woods was released from Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Florida in good condition; his agent said that Woods was fine, and had been treated for facial lacerations. Tiger was trapped in his SUV that his wife had to break the rear window with a golf club to take him out.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBA Great, Diagnosed With Leukemia

In November 2009 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar announced that he was suffering from a rare form of leukemia, Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that produces cancerous blood cells. The disease was diagnosed in December 2008, but Abdul-Jabbar said his condition can be managed by taking oral medication daily, seeing his specialist every other month and getting his blood analyzed regularly. He said he expects to lead a healthy life

Actor Dennis Hopper diagnosed with prostate cancer

On October 29, 2009, Hopper's manager reported that Hopper has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He is undergoing treatment and movie plans have been canceled.


On September 30, 2009, news media reported that actor Dennis Hopper has been rushed to a New York hospital for an unspecified condition, according to a report from Entertainment Tonight. Hopper, 73, was reportedly brought into an unidentified Manhattan hospital by an ambulance Monday wearing an oxygen mask and “with numerous tubes visible.” On October 2, 2009, he was discharged, after receiving treatment for dehydration.

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