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NFL legend Deion Sanders revealed he had two of his toes amputated due to blood clots that formed after surgery on his foot.

The Jackson State head coach revealed he lost his toes in an episode of his "Coach Prime" documentary series that aired on Barstool Sports.

Sanders, 54, was hospitalized for nearly a month earlier this year. The initial surgery in September was to treat a dislocated toe and an inflamed nerve.

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Sanders' longtime fiancée, Tracey Edmonds (pictured with Sanders in January 2022) took care of him during his healing process.

Sanders returned to the football field where he cruised the sideline in a golf cart or a scooter.

Eventually, Sanders noticed two of his toes were darkened and cold to the touch - indications of poor blood circulation in his toes.

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He was diagnosed with three life-threatening blood clots in the femoral artery in his left thigh.

Sanders developed compartment syndrome from swelling in his leg, which further obstructed blood flow to his foot. More surgery followed and doctors laid open Sanders' leg to drain the fluid.

Doctors amputated his big toe and second toe on his left foot. He underwent a total of eight surgeries. Sanders said the ordeal caused him to lose 35 pounds.

"They were first talking about the amputation of toes, then the amputation of my leg from knee down, and then they were trying to ensure that I had life," Sanders said in the docuseries.

"The hardest thing of it all was to look down there and see that and understand once upon a time you were this type of athlete and [now] you don't even know if you're gonna walk because all you feel is pain and you just want to get out of the hospital."

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Sherri Shepherd surprised Wendy Show viewers on Tuesday after emergency surgery for appendicitis.

The actress/comedian updated her fans on Monday. She said the surgery to remove her appendix prevented her from hosting The Wendy Williams Show on Monday. Sherri was scheduled to host the show from Monday through Friday this week.

Wendy Williams, who is on extended medical leave, is not expected to return this year.

Sherri is a fan favorite out of all the guest hosts on Wendy's show. She was replaced by Michael Rapaport on Monday.

A rep shared a statement from to PEOPLE, apologizing for Sherri missing Monday's show: "She is absolutely devastated that she will not be able to guest host The Wendy Williams Show today, but she is following doctors orders and expected to make a full recovery. Thank you all for understanding and respecting her privacy."

In a post on Instagram, Sherri shared a photo of the dress she would've worn to host Monday's episode.

"With some alterations this would've been my opening day dress (@tagsboutique) for @wendyshow but my stomach is swollen from the surgeons removing my appendix," she wrote.

"I tried it on and swore I heard the dress scream 'Bisssshhhh what do you think you're doing!' " Sherri joked. "@4kwame my stylist is frantically shopping for loose & flowing dresses right now! Saints... pray for me! Can't wait for see you!"

But in an update on Tuesday, the Wendy Show Instagram account shared a clip of Sherri hosting Tuesday's show.

"Show your love for @SherriShepherd!!!" the caption read.

The audience cheered ecstatically as Sherri danced during her introduction. "Thank you! I'm so excited to be here," Sherri said.

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Teyana Taylor is reportedly recovering from emergency bilateral mastectomy surgery after discovering multiple lumps in both breasts.

The singer and actress's health scare is covered in the latest episode of her E! reality series "We Got Love Teyana & Iman" (see video below).

The 30-year-old mom of two is seen having a biopsy conducted on her "dense" breast tissue, with the samples sent to be analyzed.

Teyana said she has a family history of breast cancer, and reportedly made the difficult decision to have both breasts and nearby lymph nodes removed.

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"I just want this to be the last time I go through this," Teyana explained while fighting back tears. "Cancer runs through my family, so it's a scary thing both for me and Iman," she said, referring to her husband Iman Shumpert.

Uncertain of the outcome of her surgery, Teyana asked Iman to take their daughters to Chicago to be with his family.

During the surgery, Teyana's doctor removed a sample of breast tissue for lab analysis. Fortunately, the biopsy samples were not cancerous.

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After recovering for a week in Miami, Teyana returned home to Atlanta, where she was greeted by her eldest child, who made her a card and had a bunch of flowers.

"Oh my gosh, it's so great to see them right now because honestly this week in Miami has been very, very emotional for me because it's very seldom that we're apart. Junie is so loving and caring."

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Teyana said it is difficult not picking up her daughters, 5-year-old Junie and 11-month-old Rue, after being advised to avoid any lifting for the next six weeks.

Rue struggled to understand why her mom wasn't picking her up, as Teyana explained:

"Rue don't understand what's going on. She's like, 'Pick me up, hello, what are you doing?' I can't do any tight hugs. I don't even know if I'm going to last six weeks."

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Later in the episode, Teyana reflected on the surgery, saying:

"I accept every single body scar, everything that comes with mommy-hood, but the changes physically, mentally, emotionally, it's crazy. As mommies, we really are super-women.

"It's been a rough year for me, but I feel like I, like, overcome it and I did a great job of balancing everything, trying to be mommy, trying to be wife, trying to be entrepreneur and everything else I have going on. I just want to enjoy this moment and try not to think of the negative."

Watch the video below.

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Atlanta news icon Jovita Moore underwent successful brain surgery to remove tumors about 10 days after receiving her second Covid-19 mRNA vaccine injection.

Jovita was fully vaccinated weeks before doctors diagnosed two small tumors in her brain.

According to a post on her Instagram page, dated April 2, Jovita took the first experimental vaccine about a month before her brain tumors were discovered.

She captioned the post:

"Last month, this week, two doses, done! About to get in these streets! No, no I'm not. I'm staying in my bubble & only seeing other vaccinated friends for a minute. Still gonna wear a mask when I’m in public, I'll keep washing my hands diligently, and keep my social distance as much as possible. Matter fact, I’ll just stay at work till this is over."

10 days later, Jovita was rushed to an emergency room after nearly losing consciousness at a grocery store on Monday, April 12. A brain scan revealed the tumors.

She is recovering after undergoing surgery on Friday morning. Doctors called her a "model patient," Channel 2 Action News reported.

Just before going on the air on Monday, Jovita told colleague Justin Farmer that she wasn't feeling great.

Later, she nearly lost consciousness in the Publix parking lot. An incident that she described as "walking in quicksand."

"It was a blessing in disguise that I almost passed out walking into Publix," Jovita said. "I was walking. I remember walking across the parking lot and feeling like I wasn’t going to make it to the door. I was almost like walking in quicksand."

Recovery from the surgery will last 8-10 weeks.

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Emmy-winning news anchor Jovita Moore underwent surgery to remove two small brain tumors early Friday morning.

Jovita worked as a news reporter and anchor at Channel 2 Action News for two decades.

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Just before going on the air Monday, Jovita told Channel 2's Justin Farmer that she wasn't feeling well.

Later, as she walked through a grocery store parking lot, she felt lightheaded. "I was walking. I remember walking across parking lot and feeling like I wasn't going to make it to the door. I was walking like in quicksand," Jovita said.

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She was rushed to an emergency room, where a brain scan revealed two small brain masses.

Jovita told co-workers she was sometimes "forgetful, disoriented and just not feeling myself."

What is a Brain Tumor?

A brain tumor occurs when abnormal brain cells clump together to form a mass. As the tumor grows, it presses on the surrounding tissue. Eventually, the pressure on surrounding structures causes symptoms, such as in Jovita's case.

Brain tumors can remain in the brain or metastasize (spread) elsewhere in the body.

Cancer in other parts of the body, such as the lungs, can metastasize to the brain.

Tumors may be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).

What are the risk factors for a brain tumor?

A family history of cancer is one of the risk factors. About 5 to 10 percent of all cancers are hereditary.

Brain tumors are diagnosed more often in Caucasians and biracial, mixed people.

Certain chemicals, such as industrial cleaners, solvents, or medications can increase your risk for brain cancer.

Exposure to radiation can also increase risk.

According to the American Brain Tumor Association, people who never had childhood chicken pox are at greater risk of getting brain tumors.

Signs and symptoms of a brain tumor

Signs and symptoms of a brain tumor depends on the type, size, and location of the tumor within the brain. The space surrounding the brain inside the skull doesn't allow for much wiggle room. A tumor, or even an aneursym, will press on surrounding tissues causing noticeable signs and symptoms.

Signs & symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, vertigo
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Loss of balance
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Confusion, disorientation
  • Change in mental status
  • Memory loss
  • Hand tremors
  • Difficulty walking
  • Numbness or tingling on one side of the body
  • Difficulty speaking

    How are brain tumors diagnosed?

    Your doctor will order diagnostic tests and perform a physical exam. The doctor will use an ophthalmoscope to visualize your optic nerves inside your eues. The scope shines a light in your eyes to see if your pupils are unequal or dilated.

    Diagnostic tests include CT scan, MRI, angiography and skull X-rays.

    How are brain tumors treated?

    Treatment depends on the type, size, and location of the tumor. The most common treatment is surgery to remove the tumor.

    Surgery can also be combined with chemotherapy and radiation.

    There are risks involved with brain surgery, such as loss of mobility, loss of speech and paralysis. Post-surgical infection is also likely.

    Patients may temporarily lose the ability to walk or speak after surgery, depending on the location of the tumor that was removed.

    Some patients will require physical therapy or speech therapy after surgery.

    This has been your Medical Minute.


    Any medical information published on this blog is for your general information only and is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice. You should not take any action before consulting with your personal physician or a health care provider. and its affiliates cannot be held liable for any damages incurred by following information found on this blog.

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    Rapper Boosie Badazz hosted a Thanksgiving party at a South Carolina nightclub in a wheelchair on Thursday.

    Boosie assured friends and fans he's well on the way to recovering from surgeries, but h will need one more surgery.

    He hosted a Thanksgiving Bash at the Exquis Event Center in Charleston, South Carolina. Video shot by a club patron shows Boosie's crew wheeling him into the venue.

    Boosie is planning to throw another bash to celebrate his birthday at a club in Alabama on Saturday.

    The 38-year-old father-of-seven recently shared with fans that he needs a couple hundred thousand dollars to pay a specialist to save his leg from amputation after he was shot in Dallas, Texas earlier this month.

    He underwent multiple surgeries, including one to remove bullet fragments and had screws placed to stabilize his bone, according to TMZ.

    Another Instagram video shows Boosie's mother massaging his foot to increase circulation. Boosie is a type 1 diabetic who underwent a kidney transplant in 2015. Diabetics tend to heal very slowly due to poor circulation and low tissue perfusion.

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    Boosie Badazz updated his fans on his condition after undergoing two surgical procedures to save his leg.

    The 38-year-old rapper hopes his social media followers will help him raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to save his leg from amputation.

    Boosie, who is a type 1 diabetic, was shot in the lower leg by an unknown gunman in a Dallas parking lot on Nov. 14.

    In an Instagram post on Friday, Boosie, real name Torrence Hatch Jr., told his followers he is "not doing that good," and he doesn't have much time to find a specialist before he loses that leg.

    Boosie said he needs a ton of money from his fans to pay for a "Specialist doctor" who works on "fixing body parts."

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    Sources tell TMZ bullet fragments were removed from his leg wound and surgeons added screws to stabilize the bones while the leg heals.

    But type I diabetics are notoriously slow to heal, particularly after suffering a traumatic injury.

    Boosie's doctors reportedly gave him medical options including amputation, but he declined, and was discharged home to Atlanta.

    Now the "Wipe Me Down" rapper is searching for a specialist to save his leg from amputation.

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    Surgeons have saved rapper Boosie Badazz's foot from amputation after the Louisiana rapper was shot in the leg in a Dallas, Texas parking lot on Nov. 14.

    The rap star is already back home in the Atlanta area recovering after multiple surgeries to save his foot.

    Sources tell TMZ bullet fragments were removed and surgeons added screws to stabilize the bones while the leg heals.

    The 38 year old and his entourage were fired upon in the parking lot of Big T's Plaza shopping mall, after paying his respects to his artist, the late rapper Mo3, who was shot and killed on a Dallas freeway days before.

    Boosie was sitting in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van before the shooting at the mall and, after shooters opened fire on the vehicle, the musician was struck below the knee.

    His manager denied reports that surgeons were prepping to take the "Wipe Me Down" rapper's foot.

    So far, no suspects have been arrested in the case.

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    Al Roker is recovering at home after undergoing surgery to remove his prostate following his cancer diagnosis.

    The popular U.S. weatherman took to Twitter on Thursday to update fans on his progress, writing: "Relieved to let you all know that my #prostatecancer surgery is done and back home. A big shoutout to everyone at the #josierobertsonsurgerycenter and appreciate all the thoughts and wishes from our viewers and the wonderful care packages from my co-workers."

    Roker, 66, went public with his health battle on the Today show last week, telling viewers that the cancer is "a little aggressive" so he would be "taking some time off to take care of this".

    Roker wanted fans to know he is not terminally ill and his cancer has not spread to other parts of his body.

    "I don't want people thinking, 'Poor Al' because I'm going to be OK," he said.

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    Sean Combs was forced to cancel his appearance at a party on Friday night after he tripped and fell, suffering an injury to his quadriceps, the large muscle group in his thigh.

    The injury was the perfect opportunity for the Instagram showman to garner sympathy for himself.

    Just 24 hours earlier, Combs, 50, was the laughing stock of the Internet after Nipsey Hussle's widow, Lauren London, curved him on

    Combs was humiliated on Thursday, when he tried to start a rumor by posting and deleting a B&W photo of himself admiring Lauren London.

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    London, 35, took to Instagram to set Combs straight and to assure her fans that she is still mourning the love of her life, Nipsey, who was gunned down by a rival gang banger on March 31, 2019.

    "I'm all love and peace but never forget....I'm a woman in grief and I don't play about Nip, my family , my character and code," London said.

    She added: "Stop f*cking with me and my name. Now let me get back to healing.”

    Combs took to Instagram on Friday to share various clips from his hospital bed as he prepared to go under the knife to repair the leg injury, telling fans he's "probably one of the most accident prone people in the world".

    "Yes, I'm accident prone... I'm clumsy, I trip, I fall, I fall in holes. It's always been like that," he said in one video, where he listed his surgeries over the years.

    "I've had two rotator cuffs, a knee replacement, and now it's on quad. At the end of the day this is God's work to slow me down and take better care of body and ya know, eat right and just stop treating my body like a machine," he said.

    In one video, Combs, wearing a blue surgical cap and gown, promoted his upcoming talent competition reality show. He explained he's holding auditions for talented R&B singers. The first stop is in Atlanta next week.

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    To make sure the young ladies tune in to the show, the aging rapper enlisted the help of his handsome young sons - Justin, Quincy Brown, and Christian, to be judges on the show.

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    Genea Sky, the Dallas stripper who fell 20 feet from a stripper pole and fractured her jaw, had reconstructive surgery, thanks to $32,000 in donations to her GoFundMe account.

    Sky suffered a broken jaw when she fell off the pole while entertaining a packed house at the XTC Cabaret in Dallas. But, she got up and continued twerking, because a working girl has bills to pay.

    Some skeptics doubted Sky injured herself during the fall, so she posted an image of herself giving a thumbs up from her hospital bed.

    "Today has been a very long day. My surgery went well," Sky wrote in an Instagram post on Monday. "My jaw is currently wired shut so please refrain from calling me as of right now and bare with me on replies because my phone hasn't stopped blowing up."

    Earlier, Sky thanked her fans after the video of her fall went viral.

    "Originally I didn't plan on posting about this situation at all," she said in a YouTube video. "But obviously the video has gone viral and I'm getting a lot of messages asking me if I'm ok. I pretty much broke my jaw and I have to have surgery on it [on Monday]," she said. "Aside from that, I'm good."

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    Today has been a very long day. My surgery went well. My jaw is currently wired shut so please refrain from calling me as of right now and bare with me on replies because my phone hasn’t stopped blowing up. Everyone’s love & kind words have not gone unnoticed whatsoever and it means so much to me that all of you have blessed me and uplifted me in so many ways. I am overwhelmed in the best way by all the support. I was really nervous as this all started blowing up because people are cruel and this is a very sensitive time for me. But I never imagined so many people would stand behind me in a situation like this and that has outweighed all the negativity by far. I am beyond grateful for you all. I am in a tremendous amount of pain but i am ready for this road to recovery so I can get back to my life. I will continue to update everyone over the course of my recovery but thank you once again for EVERYTHING ??

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    Kevin Hart underwent surgery to stabilize three fractures in his back following a serious car crash near his home in Calabasas, Calif. on Sunday.

    A surgeon fused three fractures in his spine - two in the upper back and one lower back fracture.

    The 40-year-old comedian is said to be heavily medicated and in excruciating pain.

    A spinal fracture in three places may mean the patient will have good range of motion in his hands and arms but he will have trouble walking - if not paralyzed from the waist down.

    But his doctors say he is expected to make a full recovery, as he didn't suffer a spinal cord injury.


    Still, the father-of-three will need physical therapy to help him walk after back surgery.

    Hart and two friends were injured when his vintage 1970 Plymouth Barracuda veered off the road, flipped and landed on its roof in a ditch near Mulholland Drive just after midnight on Sunday.

    Hart was able to escape the wreckage, but his wife's personal trainer and her husband - who was driving - were trapped inside. First responders used the jaws of life to cut them out of the mangled vehicle.

    A passerby spotted the overturned vehicle, observed two people trapped inside, and called 911. "The roof is crushed and the car is pretty totaled," he said.

    The witness told police a black SUV arrived at the scene and a man removed Hart through the shattered driver's side window.

    Oddly, Hart and his security left the scene of the crash without calling 911 to help his friends.

    Hart was at home when an unknown female called 911 approximately 2 hours after the crash.

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    The woman made the call from inside Hart's home around 2 a.m.

    In an unemotional tone she told a dispatcher Hart was "not coherent at all" and he "can't move."

    That description was in contrast to information given to the news media by Hart's camp who claimed he was fine, talking and walking around after the crash.

    Rumors swirled around the industry that Hart was in much worse condition than his camp was letting on.

    Hart's wife Eniko was spotted outside the hospital the next day. She told Splash News that he was awake and talking and he was "going to be just fine."

    Hart who is usually very active on social media has not posted an update in 4 days.

    David Ortiz is recovering in a Boston hospital, where he underwent extensive surgery after being shot by a hired gunman in his native Dominican Republic on Sunday.

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