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Paparazzo Seriously Injured in Spears Madness

11/13/2007 12:26 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: Miraculously, the victim was released from the hospital last night with only a tire mark on his arm. Not a single broken bone, and no internal injuries. Lucky guy!

TMZ has confirmed a paparazzo on a motorcycle has been injured while chasing Britney Spears.

The accident, first reported by That Other Blog, happened around 5:00 PM tonight, roughly a mile from the Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel. Several cars were in line chasing the pop princess when one hit another photog on a motorcycle, throwing the rider off the bike and onto the road. We're told the rider was seriously injured and transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His current condition is unknown.

UPDATE: We're told that the injured person is what is known as a "spotter," and does not actually carry a camera. He will follow the star and tip off other photographers to her whereabouts. We hear he's fairly new to the Britney beat, only appearing on the scene in the past several days.

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Cheryl    

This is in response to "Kerry" above ...
How about we put a private investigator with cameras on your tail 24 hours a day, and make YOU stay home all the time, for fear of being chased and stalked and photographed every single time you walk out your front door??????

The one who got his foot ran over ... my opinion is, if he's that close to her car or "her person" while stalking her and harrassing her, it's his own darned fault for getting his foot run over. He shouldn't have been in her way.

2537 days ago
332.

Cheryl    

In response to Julie G.'s post ...
Did you agree that the stalking and harassment of the paparazzi was right when they chased and killed Princess Di ????? Do you think the "feeding frenzy" is justified simply because these people are in a notable position or because they are popular??? Is it right to disrupt their lives, interfere and cause marital problems, stress, panic, inconvenience, etc.??? Is it right to so totally smear someone's name???

If the paparazzi were to go down South and photograph some of the folks raising kids in West Virginia or some of the poor areas of the States and make note that half those kids are virtually parentless and needy and left in dangerous situations, etc. etc. ... they pick on movie stars because IT SELLS NEWS. In this case, it very well have helped cause her paranoia, her turning to drugs, some of her marital problems, etc. etc. EVERYBODY WANTS SOMETHING FROM BRITTANY SPEARS ... K-Fed wanted her money and the kids, the paparazzi wants the pics and the news story and the money, everyone is pulling her every which way. No one is plugging FOR Brittany ... EVERYBODY IS TRYING TO WATCH HER EVERY MOVE AND TO FIND FAULT. SHAME ON EVERYONE INVOLVED.

2537 days ago
333.

Betty    

If Britney pays x17 and tells them her schedule then why did they need a spotter? I hope this guy is ok but this paparazzi thing is out of hand with her.

2537 days ago
334.

Jillain    

Really though, enough about Britney already!!!! She is obviously a really disturbed young woman, who has had no guidance and no real support from anybody. I am sick of reading about or hearing about her everytime I see the news. Leave her ALONE already. How would you like your personal business aired for all the world to see?? For the sake of those babies at least, LEAVE HER ALONE and let her get well. And by the way K-Fed is no prize either, just has smarter "people" in his corner!!!

2537 days ago
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mark    


It's time for a law for the paparazzo to stay at least 50 feet or so when taking

photos! Ths would give them some breathing room when out in public.

thats why they make telephoto lenses!

2537 days ago
336.

Lulu    

Kerry said: 4. Maybe if the bitch stayed home once in awhile and stopped calling x17 with her schedule, this crap wouldn't happen.

Posted at 11:44PM on Nov 12th 2007 by Kerry
KERRY YOU ARE SUCH A LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!

You think you know Brit??? NO! You don't! All we know of her is what the media says and they are well known for their exaggerations and flat out lies!!!

You have no right to judge her and for that matter anybody! God is the only one who judges!

GROW UP PEOPLE AND LEAVE HER ALONE!

2537 days ago
337.

Lulu    

ANOTHER LOSER!!! LOOK WHAT FiBiker SAID!!! SHAME ON YOU!!! I HOPE YOU GET JUDGED BY HOW YOU JUDGE OTHERS!

6. It is only a matter of time before that Sperm Burbing Gutter Puppy kills somebody.
Hopefully she tests positive for drugs/alcohol.

Posted at 11:45PM on Nov 12th 2007 by FlBiker

2537 days ago
338.

Bigfoot    

Britney should do a You Tube search on "South African Anti Carjacking."

The device, called "The Blaster" shoots flames out the sides of the car and fries anyone within 20 feet.

Whats for dinner? PAPARAZZI FLAMBE'

2537 days ago
339.

Carol    

No sympathy here.

2537 days ago
340.

Mmayr    

Well, perhaps the idiot should learn how to drive a motorcycle. How would you like to be chased and taunted by someone on a motorcycle? Come on, leave the girl alone for Christ's sake. All this stupidity about these ridiculous issues has to make one wonder what this nation is coming to. . .particularly since we have soldiers being shot at with bullets overseas. REAL bullets, not cameras.

I think the population has had enough of this "Brittany" BS. Leave her alone and let her live her life. I know one thing is for certain, I opt OUT of wanting to be a celebrity. I don't see any joy at all in living a life where you can't go grocery shopping, drive down the road or go for a peaceful drive without some idiot on a bike, or in a car, chasing you all around town.

I can't believe any of you would put the flame under Brittany's feet. I wish a huge amount of success on all of you so you can experience that type of lifestyle.

Regards,

M&M

2537 days ago
341.

MKR    

Gee, so sorry a tipster or paparoachi was injured but if they got real jobs instead of stalking celebrities maybe they wouldn't get hurt.

2537 days ago
342.

Linda    


Well you would think these papparazzo's would learn. Same rules for you boys as for everyone else.....don't stand in front of moving vehicles.

Linda

2537 days ago
343.

beth    

LEAVE THE GIRL ALONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We will have another tragedy like Princess Diana.

2537 days ago
344.

Scgsings    

It is only a matter of time until a paparazzo will be KILLED trying to get a stupid picture of some celebrity. And when it happens, it will be their own fault for putting themselves in harm's way. I am not the least bit sympathetic to them. No picture is worth getting hurt or killed.

2537 days ago
345.

beathe    

Britney Spears was never that great of a singer she was sex apeal which explains her partying babies and drugs. She needs to grow up and take responsibility herself. Shes no better than me or you, if as good as 3/4 of this country. She is an immature selritous brat that thinks she is better than every1. This young Hollywood needs to grow up and make a respectible presssence for our children who look up to them and want to be like them. I dont want my daughter wanting to be like an alcoholic, drug partying girl who gets pregnant then marries a guy and mistreat their kids.

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