Bernie Sanders Hospitalized For Artery Blockage

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign announced his campaign appearances have been canceled due to ‘chest discomfort’ experienced Tuesday night:

“During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing, he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted. Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days. We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”

(image via ABC News)

Viagra & Penile Injection Leads To Erection Nightmare

Danny Harrop-Griffiths (screen capture)

Danny Harrop-Griffiths, a Welsh singer currently living in Berlin, has been in a hospital for ten days due to a painful, medically-induced erection that won’t go away.

Harrop-Griffiths told PinkNews that before attending a party at a club, he took a Viagra.

He ended up going home with someone that night, a nurse, who injected an ‘erection enhancer’ into his penis.

“I thought, what could possibly go wrong?” he explained.

When he awoke the next morning, the erection was still there.

But it was the day of Berlin Pride, so he put off seeking medical attention and instead went to Pride “with my flatmate’s wine cooler wrapped around my penis and shoved down my shorts.”

He awoke the next morning at 5 a.m. screaming in pain. The erection had still not gone away, so he was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance.

Doctors diagnosed Harrop-Griffiths with priapism, a condition that results in a painful, prolonged erection of the penis.

He was told that by waiting more than 12 hours with the erection, he made the situation worse. He now admits, “It’s one of the worst decisions of my life.”

Over the next several days, physicians attempted several treatments to reduce the painful erection.

Using a syringe, doctors tried several times to drain the blood. A plastic nail was inserted into his urethra without anesthesia (“ten out of ten on the pain scale”), but the erection continued.

He even underwent surgery as doctors took a vein from his leg to try and reduce the blood flow.

According to PinkNews, he is still hospital-bound receiving a blood thinner via IV.

“Some days I wake up, and I just cry about how stupid I was, about what I’ve lost, about what’s going to happen to me,” he tells PinkNews. “I don’t know if I’ll ever have sex again.”

“Be careful when you take Viagra, and don’t let anyone come near your penis with an injection,” he warns.

With ongoing medical treatments needed, friends have launched a GoFundMe campaign to help with the mounting medical bills.

The statement on the crowdfunding page shares that doctors believe he may have permanent damage, and give Harrop-Griffiths only a 50% chance of ever achieving a natural erection again.

(source: PinkNews)

Debbie Reynolds Dead At 84

Debbie Reynolds (L) with daughter Carrie Fisher (R)

I knew Debbie Reynolds. What a great, great star. RIP Debbie.

UPDATE VIA TMZ:

Debbie Reynolds — who rose to stardom in “Singin’ in the Rain” and quickly became a staple among Hollywood royalty — died Wednesday as a result of a stroke, TMZ has learned … just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away … this according to her son Todd.

Debbie was rushed to a hospital shortly after 1 PM when someone at the Beverly Hills home of her son, Todd, called 911 to report a possible stroke. We’re told Debbie and Todd were making funeral plans for Carrie, who died Tuesday of cardiac arrest.

Debbie famously divorced Eddie Fisher in 1959 after his affair with Elizabeth Taylor. Debbie married 2 more times in 1960 and 1984.

She played iconic roles in “Tammy and the Bachelor” and “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” … for which she earned an Oscar nomination.

Carrie’s relationship with Debbie was the focus of Carrie’s semi-autobiographical book, “Postcards from the Edge,” which was later adapted for the big screen, starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine.

Debbie’s survived by her son Todd, who tells us, “She’s with Carrie.”

She was 84.

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Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds has reportedly been hospitalized just a day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher.

The Oscar-nominated actress is said to have fallen ill at her L.A. home while discussing funeral plans for her daughter. Paramedics were called to her son Todd’s home in Beverly Hills. She may have suffered a stroke, reports TMZ.

Fisher died Tuesday morning after suffering what was described as a massive heart attack on Friday while on a flight from London, where she had been shooting episodes of the Amazon/Channel 4 comedy “Catastrophe,” to Los Angeles.

Born in 1932, Reynolds is known for, among many other roles, her part in the 1952 film “Singin’ in the Rain.” She was nominated for an Academy Awards for 1964’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” Reynolds earned a Tony nomination for her performance in the Broadway revival of Irene, which also gave Fisher her Broadway debut.

Reynold’s co-star in Irene, George S. Irving, who won a Tony Award for his performance, also passed away yesterday.

Joan Rivers reportedly on life support

According to TMZ Joan Rivers is now on life support requiring the use of machines to stay alive:

According to our sources, the family will have to decide in the next couple of days whether to keep the 81-year-old on life support. We’re told the family remains hopeful that if they do decide to turn off the machines, she will make a turn for the better and fight through it.

Rivers was rushed to the hospital after she stopped breathing during throat surgery on Thursday.

Celebs from all walks sent best thoughts out onto the Twitterverse:

Randy Travis remains in critical condition

Via press release:

Contrary to reports, Randy Travis has not undergone heart surgery.

Travis is being treated for viral cardiomyopathy. Travis was admitted into a Texas hospital on Sunday and underwent placement of an IMPELLA peripheral left ventricular assist device for stabilization prior to transferring hospitals.

The Grammy winner remains in critical condition.

“We are very thankful to the fans for their love and support during this time,” says Randy Travis.

Cards and well wishes can be sent to:
Randy Travis
266 Blanks Road
Tioga, Texas 76271

Randy Travis is best known for “I Told You So,” “Three Wooden Crosses,” “Forever and Ever, Amen,” “Diggin’ Up Bones,” and “Deeper Than the Holler”.