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Hollywood Horror! FDA Says Botox Can Kill!

2/8/2008 5:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

FDA, BotoxThinking of doing a little Botox touch-up for Oscar night? Think again. The FDA just issued a warning, saying the popular cosmetic enhancement can injure or kill!

Most of Tinseltown's bad cosmetic work hasn't been of the Botox kind -- so Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin and Michael Jackson can rest easy ... that is, if there are no mirrors in their bedrooms.

"There are very few reports of these distant effects with cosmetic use, but it's extremely rare," says FDA doc Russell Katz of the injectable. The FDA is still studying the scare, but Katz says face fixers "should be aware that there's a potential for something like this to happen." If Botox goes bad, patients feel weakness and drooping in muscles far away from the injection -- sometimes enough to send them to the hospital -- or the morgue.

That'll cause some frown lines!

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jeff horton    

16 deaths?? even with all the injections being done on a daily basis...more people have died from eating peanuts than using botox. am i correct? 16 people have died from peanut allergies haven't they?

2390 days ago
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michelle    

Not to mention that every batch is tested on animals, killing animals so humans can look like even bigger idiots. I LOVE THIS NEWS, IT IS SO PERFECT ALL THOSE IDIOTS WILL HAVE TO LOOK OLD OR GET SURGERY AGAIN AND AGAIN! HAHAHA!

2390 days ago
48.

Phil Hellmouth    

Not only is it dangerous it just looks bad. Totally antithetical to what the desired result is supposed to be...so whats the point.

outlaw it and any elective plastic surgery. Half of Hollywood looks like a bizarro version of their former self.

It's just stupid.... STOP IT !

2386 days ago
49.

Foxy    

thanks for the interesting news

2370 days ago
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