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Randolph Mantooth is cancer free
December 8th, 2015 under Sick Bay. [ Comments: none ]

Back in August, Randolph Mantooth revealed that he had cancer. A few days ago, the Emergency star announced on Facebook that he is cancer free.

Back when I was in high school, one of the books that was on the “required reading” list was Dickens’ ‘Tale of Two Cities’. I must admit the opening line of the book, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” went right over my head. But that opening line pretty much sums up this past year for me. Hearing “you have cancer” and enduring the ensuing treatment was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. But, a few weeks ago, hearing “you’re cancer-free” was music to my ears.
With the holidays approaching, I’m truly thankful for the love and support of my family and friends. I’m thankful for my determined doctors and modern medicine. I’m also thankful for the thousands of prayers that have lifted my spirits along the way. The road to full recovery will take many more months — chemo really kicked my butt! – but this Thanksgiving Day I’ll put that aside and simply be grateful for the special people in my life, and for the gift of life itself. I wish you all a blessed holiday, and I thank every one of you for standing by me through the best of times and the worst of times. Better days lie ahead!

The actor is hoping to resume his speaking engagements next year and we are hoping he will be able to do just that. Emergency became more than a job to him, and he has done tremendous things for fireman and paramedics since then. Hopefully, he will continue to do even more for them next year.


Emergency’s Randolph Mantooth reveals he’s battling cancer
August 31st, 2015 under Sick Bay. [ Comments: none ]

Randolph Mantooth has been very quiet on social media recently and yesterday he revealed why. The star of Emergency took to Facebook to let his fans know he has been battling cancer.

Hey everyone,
I know I’ve been absent from social media for a long time now, so I want to start by thanking my fans and followers for hanging in there with me. Your unfailing loyalty never ceases to amaze me. It means more to me than you’ll ever know.
Earlier this year, I was diagnosed with cancer, and I decided to share that news with only a small circle of family and friends, who respected and honored my request for privacy, and were there to help every step of the way.
It pleases me to say that I have successfully completed treatment and have begun the long recovery process. I am feeling stronger every day and am focusing now on getting back to my normal life as quickly as I can.

He also let his fans know that he sadly lost his sister to cancer on August 26th.
Mantooth is hoping to get back into the swing of things again real soon, but he needs a little more time. Hopefully he will be better soon and Facebooking and Tweeting up a storm.
Did you know that even after Emergency ended, he is still very active in charities related to firemen? Emergency was more than a show to him, it has become part of his life for nearly 40 years now.
If you have never seen Emergency, the medical drama that helped to make Paramedics a national program, you can watch it daily on MeTV or binge watch it on Netflix. I highly recommend doing one or the other.


Tommy Chong has rectal cancer
June 17th, 2015 under Sick Bay. [ Comments: none ]

Tommy Chong announced today that he is once again battling cancer and this time he is suffering from rectal cancer. This is how he broke the news on Twitter:

I have good news and bad news. First the bad news, the cancer came back and it’s a real pain in the butt. The good news is I now have to use more marijuana to treat the cancer. I will be documenting my cancer fight on the Chong and Chong podcast to let my fans know how the fight is going. I will be documenting my cancer fight on the Chong and Chong podcast to let my fans know how the fight is going.

Hopefully he will beat this just like he beat the prostate cancer 3 years ago.


Robert Carradine breaks his silence
March 14th, 2015 under Sick Bay. [ Comments: none ]

A little over a week after Robert Carradine was in a near fatal accident, the Revenge of the Nerds’ star broke he silence. He thanked his fans for all of their love and support and asked for privacy as he heals. Then he Hashtagged, “#seatbeltsavelives”
So the next time you get in a car remember what he wrote because it just might save your life. Just like it did his. Hopefully, he will better soon and ready to tape the (yet to be announced) next season of King of the Nerds for TBS.


Jose Canseco gave the finger in a shooting accident
October 28th, 2014 under Sick Bay. [ Comments: none ]

Jose Canseco was cleaning, what he thought was an empty, gun today when it accidentally went off. His fiancée Leila Knight told The Los Angeles Times, “I heard the gun go off and saw his middle finger hanging by a string.”
The baseball legend is currently in surgery to save finger, but as of now they don’t know if they will be able to. His fiancée said that the doctors already told the couple that he will never have full use of his hand again.
In the above photo from February, Jose Canseco captioned it by saying he was teaching Knight and his daughter gun safety and protection. Sadly, today they all got a big lesson, to always make sure there are no bullets in the gun when you are cleaning it.


UPDATED – Valerie Harper is doing much better!
April 16th, 2014 under Sick Bay. [ Comments: none ]

Thirteen months after Valerie Harper announced that she had a rare form of terminal brain cancer, she told Closer Magazine that she is cancer-free. Even though doctors told her cancer was incurable, she beat the odds. They’re just as happy about the results as she is.
A year ago she was given just months to live, and now her doctors don’t want to see her for another 2 months.
What a miraculous story and so inspirational too.

UPDATED: Valerie Harper was doing press today for her 2 episode arc on Hallmark’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered that airs starting this Sunday at 8- and she wanted to clarify the story that appeared in Closer Magazine. The actress said, “In response to a recent erroneous quote concerning my health, I am not ‘absolutely cancer-free.’ I wish I were. Right now what I am is cautiously optimistic about my present condition and I have hope for the future.”


Valerie Harper is pretty close to a remission!!!
August 29th, 2013 under Sick Bay. [ Comments: 1 ]

Back in March, it was revealed that Valerie Harper had terminal brain cancer and she was only given 3-6 months to live. Well this morning on Today, it was revealed that she is pretty close to a remission.
Since the diagnosis, she has undergone chemotherapy, acupuncture and drank Chinese teas in hope that it would slow the progression of the cancer. Well in June she found out that it did and her doctor said she is “pretty close to a remission” after he looked at her MRI.
While the news is great, there is no cure for her type of cancer. Sadly it can come back, but for now we focus on the positive and get ready to enjoy her on Hot in Cleveland this Wednesday on TV Land and Dancing with the Stars on ABC in September.
On September 19th you can hear more about Valerie Harper’s miraculous recovery in the hour long NBC special Valerie’s Story with Meredith Viera. Her story should be an inspiration to all of us, so I highly recommend watching this special.


Tim Curry suffered a stroke
May 24th, 2013 under Sick Bay. [ Comments: none ]

Tim Curry has suffered a major stroke, and he is currently recuperating at home. His agent Marcia Hurwitz told Daily Mail, “Tim is doing great.” She then responded to the rumors that he cannot talk by adding, “He absolutely can speak and is recovering at this time and in great humour.” Hopefully his recovery will be an easy street.
When I was little girl I had the hugest crush on him from Annie, then when I got a little bit older I saw him in a more adult way in Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tim Curry is one of the few people left on my bucket list that I would love to interview or at least shake hands with. I am just such a huge fan of everything he does including the Family Affair remake!


Jeanne Cooper gives death the big FU!
April 22nd, 2013 under Sick Bay. [ Comments: none ]

Jeanne Cooper has been hospitalized for over a week now for an undisclosed reason and the 84 year old actress is proving that she really is Young and Restless! Her son Corbin Bersen Tweeted the above picture and said “Only 4 those with sense a humor… Mom wanted 2 share a photo, I asked 4 thumbs up, got this… she’s on the mend!” I think we can all agree she is on the mend and that she still has her spunk!
Hopefully she will be back on the CBS soap opera before you can lift both of your middle fingers!


Valerie Harper diagnosed with terminal brain cancer
March 6th, 2013 under Sick Bay. [ Comments: none ]

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In January Valerie Harper admitted that back in 2009 she beat lung cancer in her memoir, I, Rhoda, and also on GMA; but today she revealed to People some health news about herself and the prognosis is the worst. The 73 year old actress has a rare form of brain cancer called leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, and doctors say she has as “little as three months to live.” According to what she told People she is trying to extend that time by going through chemotherapy which will slow down the rapid spreading cancer, but she is also realistic about her diagnosis.
She told People when she found out on January 15th days before that GMA interview, “I was stunned” Then she added, “And in the next minute I thought, ‘This could draw more attention to cancer research.’ I think there’s an opportunity to help people.”
The actress who made us laugh for years as Rhoda, is making us cry to today as we honor her bravery. Instead of taking this lying down, she is standing up and bringing attention to cancer. I respect her for doing so.
I pray that the next few months are as peaceful as they can be for her. That she continues to live her final days to her fullest and not let this cancer take away from whatever time she has left.
On the cover of People she says, “Don’t miss your life.” So takes those words to heart and do something you always wanted to do today and also tell the people dear to you that you love them.
As a girl from The Bronx, I grew up with Rhoda as a role model because that is where her character moved to after The Mary Tyler Moore Show and I have always been a huge fan of hers. I have followed her career from then on and made sure to watch whatever she was a part of. Last year when she was on Drop Dead Diva, I couldn’t get over how beautiful she looks. She hadn’t aged a day since the ’70s.
Today we can see her beauty on the insider and the out. Peace be with her.


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