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Greatest Showman’s Keala Settle suffered a stroke a week before the Oscars
November 28th, 2018 under Sick Bay. [ Comments: none ]


Keala Settle gave a show-stopping performance at the Oscars singing This Is Me from The Greatest Showman, but almost did not happen. A week before the big moment, she suffered a mini-stroke brought on by Moyamoya disease.

The weeks leading up to that night, she was busy promoting the movie all over the world, got food poisoning in Japan and was just worn down. When she stepped into the rehearsal studio, she broke down and cried. Then she felt a pain in her head and the right side of her body went numb. All she could do was scream for help. Within a half hour, she had feeling again, but something was seriously wrong with her.

When she got help, she found out she had a mini-stroke that required surgery. But that did not stop her from rehearsing that Wednesday and eventually performing flawlessly on Hollywood’s biggest night.

On April 27th, she got the surgery. Now seven months later, she tells People, “The universe had its chance to take me and I’m still here.” Then she added, “I’m just so grateful to be alive and I’m not giving that up.”

The show must go on and it is going on for her. She will next be heard on the reimagined The Greatest Showman soundtrack singing that song with Missy Elliott. Then in January, she will be seen in Fox’s live version of Rent.

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Jamie King hospitalized after on-set injury
September 27th, 2018 under Sick Bay. [ Comments: none ]


Jamie King shared a photo of her arm bandaged up because of a lot “broken and torn things” and said that she was hospitalized for three days. What happened and why is she in “casts, slings, braces- oh, my!”?

She wrote, “I would do anything for my character and for my cast and crew. Including getting busted the f*ck up. Though, I prefer my body to be in one piece.” She did not explain what happened on the set of Netflix, but it better be good.

Get well soon! And hopefully, you will be able to use your hands again soon.

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Elvis Costello cancels his tour to recover from cancer surgery
July 6th, 2018 under Sick Bay. [ Comments: 1 ]


Elvis Costello got a phone call six weeks ago that changed his life forever. His specialist told him to play the lotto because he is a lucky guy. That is because he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer that can be defeated with one surgery.

The singer went in and got the surgery, and was optimistic that he would be able to do his European tour. After playing a few dates, he and his doctors realized that he needs more time to recover. Therefore, he reluctantly cancelled his remaining six dates to recuperate. Which he is doing right now.

The 63-year-old also revealed that he and The Impostors have an album coming out, most likely, in October. Therefore, the disappointed fans have something to look forward to.

Costello ended his health update with a special message for everyone. He wrote, “Take very good care of your loved ones but Gentleman, do talk to you friends – you’ll find you are not alone – seek your doctor’s advice if you are in doubt or when it is timely and act as swiftly as you may in these matters. It may save your life. Believe me, it is better than playing roulette.” On that note, no word if he played the lottery.

Get well soon!

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Jim Parsons fractured his foot during his Broadway show
May 17th, 2018 under Broadway, Sick Bay. [ Comments: none ]


During Saturday’s matinee of The Boys in the Band, Jim Parsons fell and fractured his foot. He was not able to do the next couple of performances and an understudy had to fill in. You know the saying, “The show must go on”? Well, it did!

His Big Bang Theory nemesis went the show yesterday and John Ross Bowie shared a photo of the injured actor. The Speechless star wrote, “This is my friend Jim. Jim has a fractured foot. That did not stop Jim from going on in a boot for this evening‘s performance of The Boys In The Band. His work ethic and professionalism Always astonish me, but tonight was something else.” Then he added, “His performance is funny, mean, tragic and human. Also, I have never heard him curse so much. Honorable mention – the rest of the cast, each of whom have shining moments under the direction of Joe Mantello.
Thanks for a great evening of theater, Jim.”

Bowie also shared a sign from the Broadway theater that said Parsons is not in pain. And neither are the audience members because Sheldon Cooper’s TV brother Jerry O’Connell also praised the show and that was before he did it with a broken tootsie. If you are in NYC, go see it before it closes on August 11th.

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Huey Lewis and the News forced to cancel all upcoming shows
April 13th, 2018 under Sick Bay. [ Comments: 2 ]


Huey Lewis and the News’ album Sports is one of the greatest full albums of all time. That is why almost 35 years after it came out people still love to see them live. Sadly today, Huey Lewis announced that he has no choice but to cancel all of the band’s future dates.

Two and a half months ago, after a concert in Dallas, the 67-year-old lost his hearing. To this day, it has not come back, and doctors said that he should cancel his tour. The singer has been to some of the best doctors in the country and they still do not know what is wrong with him. They think he might have Ménière’s disease and according to the Mayo Clinic, most people have permanent hearing loss.

While he cannot hear his music, thus why he cancelled the shows, he can still hear one-on-one conversations and people on the phone. Hopefully, he will be one the few people who regains his hearing because after all the heart of rock’n’roll is still beating with him!

He proved to us that is hip to be square. Hopefully, with a new drug, he will be back to doing what he loves to do. That is making his fans happy as he sings the songs that make him happy.

Let’s pray to the Rock Gds that he will be back to rocking out before we all know it.

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