Funk legend George Clinton has been hospitalized. This is coming from Bootsy Collins who had this to say on his Facebook Page;
Okay funkateers, our Captain of the Mothership has been hospitalized. Ineed yall to send up smoke signals, love vibes, prayer's whatever you got, because our great Dr.Funkisien needs us all right now, so stop what your doing and lay your hands on the radio and let the vibes flow through. The funk not only moves it Re-Moves, Dig! Thanks! Bootsy!!!
We have no word on what is ailing George but as soon as we know, we will pass it on to you. Right now, we are going to do what Bootsy said and pray for George and send positive vibes. We hope you do as well.-Dr.FB
UPDATE: From George Clinton's Facebook page:
George Clinton is in the Hospital, He went in for a Routine Check Up and they kept him to treat an infection. He will be just Fine. Thank You for all your prayers and concern. We will post more information as it becomes available. Please do not worry.
On Wednesday night, Sheila E. hosted an impromptu "Bowling for Japan" fundraiser at Corbin Bowl in Tarzana, CA to benefit disaster relief efforts in Japan. Fans found out about it through Sheila's Facebook and Twitter announcements earlier in the day.
Those who attended were treated to $1 bowling to help drive donations. There was a great turnout for the event. The Doc had a good time meeting Sheila E. and other celebs who were in mixing with the regular folk.
Word from the event was that Sheila blew away the crowd with her bowling skillz - no wonder she likes these bowling fundraisers! And haven't we seen that pose somewhere before - like on tour with Prince as she descends on the lift after Glamorous Life? Sheila's got all the showmanship...
Sheila tweeted this out last night:
"Just got home from the bowling 4 hope fundraiser, thx 2 every1 4 coming out & supporting. U have all helped save lives with ur donation" @sheilaedrummer
If you'd like to donate to the disaster relief efforts in Japan, click here to see your options. You can also donate via your mobile phone. To donate to American Red Cross Relief, text REDCROSS to 90999 (more mobile donation options).
Every dollar matters, so even if you can only give $1, it helps. - Dr.FB
Diagnosis: A Worthy Cause
She knew her time had come but it still does not make her death less sad. Elizabeth Edwards, former wife of Presidential hopeful John Edwards, has passed away at the the age of 61.
Doctors recently told her to stop cancer treatment. Edwards has been battling cancer through the years. She posted a message on her private Facebook page last night that stated;
"The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren't able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It's called being human."
"But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that, I am grateful."
John Edwards, who was divorced from Elizabeth after being caught cheating with a younger woman, was by her bedside along with close friends and family.
We want to send condolences to the Edwards family and close friends during this difficult time.-Dr.FB