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Hogan Pal Graziano

Moved to Vets Hospital

11/9/2007 2:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

John Graziano, the former Marine who has been in a coma since being critically injured in the Aug. 26 crash of Nick Hogan's Supra, is being moved from his current hospital -- and his lawyer says his condition is improving.

The St. Petersburg Times reports that Graziano has been moved to the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, after spending more than two months at Bayfront Medical Center. George Tragos, John's mother's lawyer, tells the Times that he was moved "at the request" of the Veterans Administration for cost reasons. Tragos also adds that Graziano is "improving or else they wouldn't have moved him."

Two days ago, his pal Nick got arrested and charged with felony reckless driving and underage drinking -- and suggested in a statement that John should've been wearing a seatbelt.

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candy    

The VA hospital in Tampa is one of the best; one of our finest got his skull blown up in Iraq and they were able to save him and now he is returning to full function - no, he'll never be perfect, but, he is able to live at home, walk, talk, eat, go to football games, play with his younger brother. They did a fabulous work on this young man. As for Nick Hogan's friend, it was an accident, yes, they can afford to pay the medical bills but the bottom line is, he was not wearing a seatbelt. Seatbelts save lives. Not only that, if there was erratic driving in place, he had the power to turn off the ignition. I did it many years ago and while I blew out the transmission on MY new car, I'm sure that my life was spared by a drunken, lunatic, enraged ex-boyfriend.

2508 days ago
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Leslie    

There is only a handful of people who really know what happened, so making comments regarding this situation based on speculation is essentially "gossip". What I do find perplexing is the bashing of the VA system in regards to this situation. While I cannot speak for the entire VA system, those concerned with the care at James A. Haley VA in Tampa should rest assure that the veterans are being cared for better then those who seek medical care in the community. Patients are not discriminated against regardless of their military background or their abiility to pay. The take home lesson is be mindful of what you do because your actions may result in an adversity for others.

2508 days ago
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Linda    

Nick is responsible for the accident. Since he was the owner/operator of the car he should of stepped up to the plate and told John that he needed to put on his seat belt. Clearly, he didn't care enough to do that.

I watch the Hogans reality show all the time, and it is clear Nick is a spoiled kid and seems to think he will not be held accountable for this. If that tape on Linda is true this should be a wake-up call for the entire family. The celebs all think they are above the law and can't get hurt. Why not use Nick as the example (of course all within the law) with his court case. This should wake up Linda, because she is too soft on her kids. It's Hogan that is the more stern parent.

2507 days ago
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FIGHT    

How is it Nick's fault that his ignorant parents aren't paying? His parents are rich - not him.

2504 days ago
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Amy    

For those of you that say John will be "SOL" at the VA hospital, and their's no "improvement" going to be made at the VA hospital. Stop talking about what you know nothing about. Start praying for John and stop casting judgement on others.

2503 days ago
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StGgIrL    

HE IS BEING MOVED BECAUSE HE IS A MARINE AND WHEN SERVICE MEN OR WOMEN ARE INJURED THAT IS WHERE THEY AE TREATED. JUST BECAUSE HE IS BEING MOVED DOESNT MEAN HOGAN'S WONT PAY FOR HIS MEDICAL CARE. SORRY BUT I DONT THINK TERRY IS LIKE THAT. NICK IS A CHILD WHO SADLY MADE A POOR JUDGEMENT IF HE WAS DRINKING AND DRIVING BUT RACING ACCORDING TO THE VIDEO HE WASNT. COME ON PEOPLE LIKE WE NEVER MADE MISTAKES. HONESTLY AND SORRY BUT THE OTHER KID SHOULD HAVE BEEN WEARING A SEATBELT WOULD IT OF PREVENTING HIM FROM GETTING HURT NO ONE KNOWS . BUT MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL INVOLVED.

2499 days ago
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Kelli    

How Sad for all.

2519 days ago
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nick hogan is a killer    

Hulk Hogan and his ugly wife deserve worst parents of the year award.

2519 days ago
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GoodbyeBigDogYouWontBeMissed    

Sure........move him to the VA hospital and let the US Taxpayers foot the medical bills.
After all the Hogans are as American as Apple Pie and Fake Wrestling Matches.
They should be the ones to pay every cent of that young mans medical bills.

2519 days ago
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Melissa    

SElfish bastardo

2519 days ago
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Lillianne    

Will we ever see a so-called celebrity pay the price? If ever there is justice let this be the time.

2519 days ago
12.

Hal    

BobbyWilliam - I agree 100% with your post!

2519 days ago
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Wicked    

I am very familiar with the VA Hospital. John will be SOL there. I know for a fact most of their doctor's are interns and not very good at that...Hulk should be paying for a private facility and care.

Poor John. I feel very, very sorry for him that he has to go to the VA Hospital.

2519 days ago
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Alana Joy    

I agree with #1, if Nick is such a friend, he will pay his friends medical expenses, its not like his family cant afford it. Pointing out he should have been wearing a seatbelt doesn't necessarily mean Nick isn't taking responsibility... unless his actions prove that to be true as things progress.

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2519 days ago
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Wicked    

There is no chance for John to improve being in a VA Hospital. None.At.All.

I'd like to see Hulk or his son have to get treatment in a place like that.

This is a shame. Truly a shame.

2519 days ago
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