Five days ago Charlotte Rae turned 91 years young, but last Monday her doctors gave her some bad news. The beloved actress told People that they told her she was diagnosed with bone cancer.
She also told them that about 7 years ago, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The Facts of Life star opted to through six months of chemo and was cancer free after the treatment. That was then, she says, “So now, at the age of 91, I have to make up my mind. I’m not in any pain right now. I’m feeling so terrific and so glad to be above ground.” She continued her thought, “Now I have to figure out whether I want to go have treatment again to opt for life. I love life. I’ve had a wonderful one already. I have this decision to make.”
Even though she is a nonagenarian, she is still as feisty as ever. I hope she decides to fight it, but the decision is up to her. Whatever she decides, we will be there for her when she needs it.
Tim Daly broke both of his legs while skiing in Sundance and will undergo surgery tomorrow. According to Variety, he will need 6-8 weeks to recover and that is causing the writers of his CBS’s show Madam Secretary to figure out how to deal with the situation. Will they work around him? Will they write it in to the show? Whatever they come up with it, they told the trade that he will still be seen in every episode and that few changes will be needed.
Doesn’t he know it is actors who are supposed to break legs and not the other way around? Seriously though, hopefully he will be better soon.
UPDATE: Tim Daly, 60, just Tweeted this update: “HUMANS!!! Broke my right ankle and left knee skiing. Simultaneously! How’s that for talent? I’m all good.” I have three words, “ouch and ouch!”
They say Cowboys are rough and tumble and Country star Granger Smith proves that statement to be very true. The singer was performing in New Jersey on Friday when he fell off the stage and landed on metal barricade. Instead of waiting for assistance, he got up, made a joke and kept on singing.
After the show, he was taken to the hospital where he was diagnosed with two broken and separated ribs and a punctured, partially collapsed lung.
Let’s hope he is back on the road again in no time, although it sounds like nothing can keep him down for long.
Tone Loc was performing with the I Love the ’90s Tour in Sioux City when the audience was given quite a scare. The rapper was singing his hit Wild Thing and dancing with several audience members on the stage when it seemed like something was wrong. His people came to hold him up as he was starting to faint and rushed him back stage.
You know the saying, the show must go on? It did for him because after a short while he returned to the stage like a Funky Cold Medina.
How is he doing today? His friend and tourmate Vanilla Ice Tweeted this update, “Tone Loc is fine and doing great. Thanks for you guys concern. He got lightheaded and dizzy, Dehydrated. See you tonight. #ILoveThe90sTour” Thankfully he is OK and going on with the tour.
It has not been a good year for musicians on stage in June Meat Loaf collapsed on stage, in July Joe Perry nearly did before walking off the stage to do it, in August Smash Mouth frontman Steve Harwell did it, in September Eddie Montgomery did the same and finally last week Kanye West walked off the stage after an outburst and was hospitalized two days after that. In fact, according to several sources he is still there with his wife by his side.
Let’s hope that 2017 is better to musicians than 2016 was. What a year it has been for music, so many greats passed away like David Bowie, Prince, Merle Haggard and Leonard Cohen just to name a few.
It has been a year of ups and downs for Michael Buble. It started off with the birth of his second son, followed by surgery on his vocal cords in May, the release of a new album last month and now his 3 year old son, Noah, was diagnosed with cancer. The singer released the below statement on Facebook.
“We are devastated about the recent cancer diagnosis of our oldest son Noah who is currently undergoing treatment in the US. We have always been very vocal about the importance of family and the love we have for our children. Luisana and I have put our careers on hold in order to devote all our time and attention to helping Noah get well. At this difficult time, we ask only for your prayers and respect for our privacy. We have a long journey in front of us and hope that with the support of family, friends and fans around the world, we will win this battle, God willing.”
No parent should be going through what they are going through and hopefully he will be cancer free in no time.