Posts tagged: Celebrity Sickness

Gabrielle Giffords: An Update, Kind Of

“We do a lot of inferring with her because her communication skills have been impacted the most… What we’ve been able to infer and what we believe is that her comprehension is very good. I don’t know about percentage-wise or not, but it’s close to normal, if not normal.”

Reading the Tea Leaves on Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is in the hospital, and South Africa is worried. Mandela was airlifted from Capetown to Milpark Hospital in Johannesberg on Wednesday and was seen by pulmonologist Michael Plit. The doctor told reporters that Nelson Mandela “has been admitted for investigation.” 

Gabrielle Giffords Surgery Update

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had eye socket surgery today, and it wasn’t too simple:The operation involved opening a window in Giffords’ skull through an
incision over her eyebrow, removing the rim of her eye socket, removing
the bone fragments and then reconstructing the socket with the help of
metal mesh, doctors said. She will need another skull repair surgery,
but that will be done later.

Steve Jobs’s Health: A Chronology

Steve Jobs has announced that he will take a fresh medical leave from Apple, Inc.  He didn’t offer details.  Steve Jobs also took medical leave in 2009, when he had a liver transplant. Here’s a helpful chronology of his health problems from the LA Times.This was his note to employees today:Team,

Zsa Zsa Gabor Still Has Her Leg

As of this moment:”Zsa Zsa Gabor is still being treated with powerful
antibiotics at an L.A. hospital as doctors try to avoid amputating part
of her infected right leg to prevent the spread of gangrene.’

Rich “Summer Girls” Cronin, RIP

Rich Cronin, frontman for the old hip-hop boy band LFO, has died at age 36. Leukemia, alas. He’d been fighting it since 2005.LFO had their biggest hit with “Summer Girls” in 1999. I don’t think I’ve actually heard Cronin’s name before, but I vaguely remember the band itself — mainly because I knew their name stood for “Lyte Funky Ones,” which they wisely ditched in the manner of KFC.

Michael Douglas Has Throat Cancer

Michael Douglas is being treated for stage four throat cancer — a “walnut-sized” tumor at the base of his tongue. That sounds grim, but Douglas says doctors have given him an 80% chance of survival.

Zsa Zsa is Up and Flirting

“When she starts flirting, she is in good shape.”Zsa Zsa Gabor is out of the hospital, says her husband.

Headline of the Day

“Potter defeated by Sandler’s fake gay firemen.”That’s Britain’s The Guardian describing the weekend U.S. boxoffice. (Translation: Adam Sandler’s film I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry took in $34.8 million to only $32.2 million for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.)