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Rapper Dark Man X, aka DMX, is said to be in "grave condition" after an apparent drug overdose on Friday night. Sources tell TMZ that the rapper, born Earl Simmons, might not make it.

Sources close to the 50-year-old rapper say the drug overdose triggered a heart attack at his home around 11 p.m.

DMX was rushed to a hospital and is currently in an ICU at a White Plains, NY hospital. According to TMZ, his prognosis is not good.

The rapper is reportedly in a "vegetative state" with "some brain activity."

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DMX rose to fame in the early 1990s after signing to the Ruff Ryder record label. His debut album It's Dark and Hell Is Hot received critical acclaim in 1998.

The album sold over 251,000 copies within its first week of release.

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DMX has battled drug abuse and legal trouble over the years. He was admitted to drug and alcohol rehab facilities multiple times. His last rehab admission was in 2019 after he served a 12-month prison sentence for income tax evasion.

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He has spoken about his drug addictions, which began when he smoked marijuana laced with cocaine at age 14.

The rapper was diagnosed with bipolar disorder as a young adult, and has been in and out of prisons since he was a juvenile.

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DMX welcomed his fifteenth child in 2016. He broke down while discussing his mother in a 2012 interview. "Not once has she ever told me she loved me," he said.

On February 10, 2016, DMX was found unresponsive in a Ramada Inn parking lot in Yonkers. He was revived with Narcan and rushed to a hospital. He told doctors he suffered an asthma attack at the time.

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Tiger Woods is "awake and responsive" after successfully undergoing a "long surgical procedure" on his right leg and ankle following a single-car crash near Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Woods, who lives in Jupiter, Florida, was in town to host the Genesis Invitational golf event held at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. from Feb. 15-Feb. 21. He also met with celebrities for a promotional event with Golf Digest.

The iconic golfer had just left his hotel after 7 a.m. local time, and was speeding in his Genesis 80 sports utility vehicle when he lost control of the SUV at a curve in the road.

The vehicle crossed a divider and smashed into trees before rolling over multiple times and coming to rest on its side in a ditch near Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

Woods, who was conscious and calm, was cut out of the vehicle through the windshield and transported by ambulance to the nearby Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, where he underwent surgery to repair multiple open fractures in his lower right leg.

Surgeons stabilized the bones in his right lower leg and ankle with pins and rods.

His team released a statement on Wednesday on Twitter, which read:

"We thank everyone for the overwhelming support and messages during this tough time... He has undergone a long surgical procedure on his lower right leg and ankle after being brought to the hospital."

There was also a detailed statement from his physician, Dr. Anish Mahajan, who wrote:

"Mr Woods suffered significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower extremity that were treated during emergency surgery by Orthopedic trauma specialists at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center. "Comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones were stabilized by inserting a rod into the tibia. Additional injuries to the bones of the foot and ankle were stabilized with a combination of screws and pins. Trauma to the muscle and soft-tissue of the leg required surgical release of the covering of the muscles to relieve pressure due to swelling."

According to the statement, Woods, 45, is "currently awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room".

The accident comes just two months after he underwent a fifth back surgery in December, and he was hoping to be fit enough to play at the Masters Tournament in April.

It's not the first time Tiger has been involved in a serious car accident - he crashed an SUV into a tree in Florida in 2009 as he drove away from a marital dispute with his then-wife, Swedish model Elin Nordegren.

Following news of the crash on Tuesday, Woods' ex-girlfriend Lindsey Vonn was among those sending her prayers. "Praying for TW right now," she tweeted.

Rachel Uchitel - with whom the golfer had a brief fling which triggered the end of his marriage to Nordegren - revealed she was "shaken" by the incident, and wondered how it would affect his career in the long run.

"He's an athlete and his legs are essential to his sport and to him being who he is and he's already had trouble with his body up until this point," she told the New York Post. "He didn't need any more injuries."

Hours before the crash, actress Jada Pinkett Smith took to Instagram to share a photo of herself and Woods after playing a round of golf the day prior.

She captioned the image:

"Guess who I had the most awesome golf day with yesterdayyyyyy??? Yes! The magnificent @tigerwoods!!!! Yes ... dreams come true... I can't wait for you to see my golf journey with Tiger. Stay tuned! @golftv @golfdigest."

 

Golf great Jack Nicklaus also shared his thoughts, writing he is "deeply concerned" for Tiger following the accident and he offered up "heartfelt support and prayers".

Retired sports stars Alex Rodriguez and Michael Phelps also took to social media to wish Woods well.

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Dr. Dre is still in intensive care at a Los Angeles hospital, a week after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm.

The hip-hop legend was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center by ambulance on January 4, and has been undergoing diagnostic tests to determine the extent of his brain injury.

Doctors say Dre is awake, but they are apparently keeping him in the intensive care unit in case he has another aneurysm.

People with brain aneurysms usually don't have symptoms until the aneurysm bursts, leading to uncontrolled bleeding on the brain. Surgery is indicated to remove a blood clot or to relieve pressure on the brain.

Sources told TMZ that it's unclear whether or not Dre has had surgery to try and stop the brain bleed, but he's apparently "resting comfortably".

"Doctors have cautiously informed his family that a 'bad outcome' doesn't appear to be on the horizon," the insider told TMZ.

Dre hasn't posted on his Instagram page since someone in his camp expressed his thanks for everyone's well wishes just after the health scare.

"Thanks to my family, friends and fans for their interest and well wishes. I'm doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team," someone wrote at the time. "I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!"

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Dr. Dre reportedly paid his ex-wife Nicole Young $2 million in temporary spousal support while he recovers from a brain aneurysm in a Los Angeles hospital.

According to legal documents filed today, the mega producer authorized the $2 million payment from his hospital bed.

The 55-year-old music producer suffered a brain aneurysm Monday and was rushed by ambulance to Cedars and taken directly to ICU, where he is "resting comfortably" according to his lawyer.

A hearing on the matter of the couple's divorce was heard in a courtroom on Wednesday. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, was represented by his attorneys in court.

The judge continued the divorce proceedings until a later date to give Dre time to heal from his brain injury.

According to the agreement, obtained by The Blast, Nicole will receive $2 million by this Monday, and she will be responsible to cover her living expenses and attorney fees.

The agreement, struck by lawyers Samantha Spector and Laura Wasser, says Nicole and Dre agree she will be responsible to pay her own security fees for the next few months until the parties are back in court. The judge continued the divorce hearing until April. Of course, at that time she can ask for reimbursement of expenses and negotiate a final number.

As TMZ reported, Nicole wants $2 million a month in temporary spousal support plus $5 million for attorneys fees, but a judge laughed her out of court last year.
 

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Radio and TV host Larry King has been hospitalized for over a week, battling COVID-19, according to published reports.

The beloved newsman has been hospitalized in Los Angeles for 10 days and is not allowed any visitors, according to Roger Friedman's Showbiz 411.

King's estranged wife, Shawn King, and their two sons are said to be in constant contact with doctors to stay up-to-date on his progress.

Representatives for King have yet to comment on the news, but it's the latest health scare for the TV star, who spent his 87th birthday in hospital for heart-related issues.

He also previously overcame a heart attack, a stroke, prostate and lung cancer, and diabetes.

2020 was a rough year for King - his son Andy, 65, and daughter Chaia, 51, died within days of one another in August. Andy suffered a fatal heart attack, while Chaia passed away from lung cancer.

King is also father to Larry King, Jr. with former wife Annette Kaye.

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Instagram personality and community activist Larry Henry is fighting for his life in a New York City hospital. Henry, also known as Kingface, is reportedly in a coma.

A friend announced his condition on Instagram on Monday. "Kingface is in a coma... Kingface had a very bad kidney infection that spread throughout his body and he isn't doing too good," said the friend.

He said the activist and Trump supporter has been hospitalized in an ICU in New York since July 1st. "It looks like he's taking a turn for the worst."

Henry made a name for himself as a Black conservative star and Trump supporter who called himself "Conservative T.H.U.G."

He was a highly sought after voice on conservative talk shows and podcasts.

In a podcast interview with Grey's Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington, Kingface said he was inspired by Trump.

"I mean, he comes from the same surroundings as me," Henry said of Trump. "I think he's like the people. I think he is the people ... I think he understands the people."

"Obama made Black people feel like they could become president. When Donald Trump became president, it made the whole world feel like they could become president."

A GoFundMe account created to help pay Kingface's medical expenses has raised over $15,000.

Twitter reacted to the sad news this week.

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Conchata Ferrell, the actress who played Charlie Sheen's quick-witted housekeeper on "Two and a Half Men" -- is in a long-term care facility after suffering a heart attack.

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Conchata's husband, Arnie, tells TMZ, the actress -- best known for her role as Berta -- was recently transferred to a long-term care facility following more than 4 weeks in ICU.

The 77-year-old actress was admitted into the ICU in May after falling ill with an infection in December/January.

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The actress, who once tipped the scales at 300 pounds, was not diagnosed with coronavirus.

Conchata suffered a cardiac arrest and renal failure while in ICU, according to her husband. She was transferred to a treatment center Arnie describes as a respiratory unit where she is on a respirator and dialysis.

Her condition is stable and she is "somewhat aware of her surroundings, but can't talk or communicate," according to Arnie.

Arnie tells TMZ he speaks with Conchata's nurse daily but he can't visit her due to COVID-19.

"It's going to be a while before there's any recovery," Arnie said. "It's all neurological. There's nothing we can do to speed up the process. We are hoping for the best."

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Actor Chadwick Boseman was rushed to a local hospital in Santa Monica on Friday.

In paparazzi photos obtained by BACKGRID.com, the Black Panther star was dropped off at the emergency room by his fiancée, Taylor Simone at Santa Monica Medical Center.

The 42-year-old actor appeared frail and weak -- to weak to walk into the ER under his own power

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Boseman, 43, was hospitalized weeks after fans expressed concern over his skeletal appearance. His drastic weight loss was explained away as weight loss for a movie role.

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The news comes 2 days after comedian DL Hughley collapsed onstage during a comedy routine in Nashville, Tennessee.

Hughley, 57, took to social media to explain he was diagnosed with COVID-19 but he was asymptomatic. Hughley postponed his tour to quarantine at his home for 14 days.

California is experiencing an all-time high in coronavirus cases following much-publicized public gatherings and protests in that state.

On Saturday, Gov. Gavin Newsom reported a spike of 4,515 new cases -- a record for most new cases of coronavirus in a single day.

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Comedian and radio host DL Hughley suffered what appeared to be a syncope spell and passed out during his standup comedy routine in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday, Jun 19.

Syncope is the medical term for fainting or a loss of consciousness. Syncope can be heart (cardiac) or neurological. It can also be caused by dehydration, orthostatic hypotension and a stroke.

The first hint of trouble came when the 57-year-old comic began slurring his words. The audience thought his slurred speech was part of the act and laughed.

Seconds later, DL slumped backwards and slid off his stool to the stage as a friend rushed to him.

It was obvious that DL lost consciousness as several people carried the limp comedian off the stage.

According to The Hollywood reporter, DL was hospitalized in stable condition with what his rep said was "exhaustion".

"He was suffering from exhaustion after all the week's work and travel, and was kept overnight at the hospital for tests under doctor's orders. He is awake and feeling better, and wishes to thank everyone for the very kind prayers and thoughts," Hughley's representative told The Hollywood Reporter.

My loyal readers know that there is no such medical diagnosis as "exhaustion". That is typically a faux condition used by celebrities when they don’t want to disclose the real ailment.

Sandrarose.com send prayers to DL for a speedy recovery.
 

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Harvey Weinstein is "likely" to remain under his doctor's care at Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital until his sentencing on March 11, his attorney confirmed.

The disgraced movie mogul was rushed to the medical center on February, 24, while en route to Rikers Island prison after being found guilty of sexual assault and rape.

Weinstein, 67, complained of chest pain and shortness of breath shortly after hearing the split verdicts in a Manhattan courtroom.

Upon his arrival at the hospital, Weinstein was treated for heart palpitations and high blood pressure.

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Weinstein's wife Georgina Chapman (pictured with Weinstein in 2014) has not been to the hospital to visit him with his 2 youngest children. But he speaks to all of his children by phone.

In response to numerous media inquiries about Weinstein's discharge date from the hospital, Arthur Aidala, an attorney on Weinstein's legal team, told Variety that Weinstein will "likely" stay there until his court date next week.

Aidala denies reports that Weinstein is malingering or faking his illness to avoid being transferred to jail.

"(He's) likely there 'til sentencing on March 11. The treating doctors think that's where he should be - it's that simple," he said.

"It's no secret he was under several doctors' care over the course of the last couple of months. The doctors at Bellevue, up until today, at least, have determined that he's not ready to go to a non-medical facility. It's totally up to the medical team to make that determination. Obviously, nobody wants anything to happen to Mr. Weinstein because of his health."

Aidala added that the Department of Corrections is "making their own determinations" about Weinstein.

Meanwhile, Weinstein is getting the VIP treatment on the hospital's prison ward. There are no guards posted outside his room, and he has free run of the ward.

Recently, photos surfaced showing Weinstein in a media room watching television while relaxing on a sofa. His wheelchair was next to him. A source said Weinstein is ambulatory and he pushes his wheelchair like a walker.

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