Bruce Springsteen, who rarely speaks to the media, released a statement about his good friend and E Street Band member Clarence Clemons.
Bruce released this statement;
By now, many of you have heard that our beloved comrade and sax player Clarence Clemons has suffered a serious stroke. While all initial signs are encouraging, Clarence will need much care and support to achieve his potential once again. He has his wonderfully supportive wife, Victoria, excellent doctors and health care professionals, and is surrounded by friends and family.
I thank you all for your prayers and positive energy and concern. This is a time for us all to share in a hopeful spirit that can ultimately inspire Clarence to greater heights.
-- Bruce Springsteen
It sounds like Clarence is improving but they don't want you to think he is out of the woods yet. We will continue praying.-Dr.FB
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President Obama has just rulled the H1N1 flu, also knows as the swine flu, a national emergency. It was doen to clear way for legal waivers for hospitals and doctors offices to better handle a surge of new patients.
For more on this, go HERE.-Dr.FB
I say this VERY bitter-sweetly. Last week, drfunkenberry.com had it's biggest week by far. With the Perez Hilton/Wil I am story, Farrah Fawcett's expected death and the very unexpected death of Michael Jackson and our credibility shooting thru the roof. Bittersweet I say.
It was much easier earlier in the week to attack Perez and the numbers were high as we were covering the story and being on top of our game, our numbers were looking good. Petty as crap now in all honesty.
Then Michael Jackson. Sigh. The first two sites to report Michael's passing were TMZ and us. Perez had to change his dissing of MJ with a story of his passing so the timing of his was off. Listen. It's nothing to be proud of. We were NOT trying to be the first. We just assumed the CNN's of the world would follow suit. We didn't know it would take 2 hours for them to confirm his passing.
After that, our daily pageviews have almost doubled and we know that it is because you trust me/us for the news we bring you. It means a lot to me and I thank you but again, it is bittersweet. To have him still here, take away those daily views. It. Just. Doesn't. Matter.
So I have a message for Hollywood and you Celebrity doctors. I want you to hear it loud and clear. You took away Anna Nicole Smith too soon. You took away Heath Ledger way too soon. You took Michael Jackson away too soon. Prescribed medicine when not needed is just as lethal as crack, heroin, or meth.
You so-called doctors, what the heck happened to ethics? They don't need the crap, don't give it to them.
You celebrities, sometimes when people tell you no, they are not doing it to be dicks. Realize that the ones who give you that crap when you don't need it, don't give a damn about you. They want to be your buddy, but not really. They just want that life. They want to write that tell-all book about you because they know sooner or later, your ass is gonna be dead and they will be getting your riches. They are not your friends.
Also, Randy Phillips, did Michael Jackson REALLY pass that physical a few months ago? I'm not in bed with AEG like Perez so I can say it. Mr. Phillips, if he really did not pass that physical, all of this is on you as well as that doctor right now. You know that right? 50 shows when he hasn't done a full one in 10 years? Come on now.
I just had to get a few things off my chest everyone and thank you for sticking with us and spreading the word about us. You having faith in our credibility means a lot to me/us. Hollywood, it's time to check yourself.-Dr.FB