Sick Call Heather Locklear Jennifer Grey and More
The elation that came with Jennifer Grey's Dancing With the Stars victory is wearing off, and reality is setting in. For Jennifer -- that reality is pain. The 50-year-old season 11 champ revealed that she's due to undergo surgery this week or next to repair a ruptured disk in her lower back.Unfortunately, Jen's an old pro when it comes to surgery, so (looking on the bright side) her upcoming hospital trip isn't daunting. Her surgical resume includes several neck procedures stemming from a 1987 car accident -- one of which led to the detection of thyroid cancer last year. She subsequently had her entire thyroid removed. The brave, dirty dancer told Access Hollywood, "It's just going be like a little surgery where they take out the ruptured disc thing, and you know, it won't be a big deal. Compared to the other surgeries I had on my neck, my doctor says it won't be a big deal. I'll be home that night."
Apparently having Oprah in your corner can only solve so many problems. The design guru -- and Oprah protg -- was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday with appendicitis. The talk show host fell ill before a scheduled appearance on the Today show, but fought through the pain to complete the interview before taking off to the ER. The appendix was quickly diagnosed as the source of trouble and has since been removed. Nate's rep confirmed that he's out of surgery and recovering nicely. Maybe Oprah did wave her wand...
There is a bright spot among these celebrity health woes: Michael Douglas. The beloved actor, who was diagnosed with stage four throat cancer earlier this year, told the Hollywood Reporter that he's feeling good and getting ready to return to work after months radiation and chemotherapy.The publication noted that rumors of Michael's imminent demise could not be farther from the truth; in fact he's in "remarkably" good shape in spirits. His current condition was likened to someone recuperating from merely a bad cold. Douglas even acknowledged a bright side to his grim diagnosis, explaining that the illness brought him closer to many people, including his father Kirk.For now it seems there is a long future to focus on. First up -- for his fans at least -- the title role in Steven Soderbergh's Liberace, which begins filming in May or June.
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