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No Joke --

Bernie Mac

Hospitalized for Pneumonia

8/2/2008 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0802_bernie_getty-1There's nothing funny about this -- Bernie Mac has been placed in a Chicago hospital with a case of Pneumonia. The comedian is said to be responding well to treatment and should be released from the hospital in the next few days.

Mac suffers from sarcoidosis, a chronic disease that inflames organs -- so far it appears the Pneumonia is not related to that illness.

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blt    

Get well soon, Bernie!!

2183 days ago
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ZE    

THATS FROM ALL THAT YAC! KEEP YA HEAD UP, U A FUNNY MAN! BROOKKLLLYYYYNN

2183 days ago
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john wayne gacy    


sarcoidosis;

isn't that a southern drink over
ice with a little umbrella ?

2183 days ago
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pattie in cali    

prayers are the BERNIE MAC, BLESSINGS, GET WELL!!!!!!!! :)

2183 days ago
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cyndi504    

It dont think from what is said in this article that his pneumonia is not related to sarcoidoses as this disease may cause damage to the lung which would make it more susceptible to pneumonia. also sarcoidoses also requires immunosuprresive drugs such as steroids which could also make him more susceptible to an infection fo the lung. Get Well Soon.

2183 days ago
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Zoya    

Sarcoidosis can occur in almost any part of your body, although it usually affects some organs more than others. It usually starts in one of two places:
Lungs and Lymph nodes

Because of this his diesease can cause even more of a complication with fighting the Pneumonia. Inaddtion because of the fact he more then likely has scar tissue in his lung from his chronic condition it makes him at higher risk for contracting things like pneumonia.

2183 days ago
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Panopticon    

He´s funny and a nice guy, too. Let's hope he gets better real soon.

2183 days ago
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Valerie    

That sucks! He's a funny, funny guy. And you never see him in the news for misbehaving or showing out. Get well soon, Bernie. And keep making us laugh...we need you!

2183 days ago
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ms.hunt    

stay prayed up and let the lord handle your llness.

2183 days ago
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Mik    

"Break a leg"

2183 days ago
11.

Twinker    

A cup of hot chicken noodle soup, red jello and a shot (or three) of Scotch cures just about anything that ails ya.

Rest and get well, B-Mac!

2182 days ago
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MacFan    

OMG, the hospital has to be the worst place to be when you have pneumonia! I hope someone is looking out for him, making the nurses wash their hands etc. Hope he gets better soon. His show became one of my favorites and helped me keep sane when my new baby was keeping me up all night-every night.

2182 days ago
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RITE ING KLAS    

Why did you capitalize pnemonia in the story? Title, yes; story, no.

2182 days ago
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Ro    

I just received a text message about him dyineg,is that true?

2182 days ago
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CHICAGO    

NOT TRUE...CONCERT IN SO SUBURBS ANNOUNCED IT...FOLKS RAN FOR THE PHONES...in COUNTRY CLUB HILLS..PLEASE POST THIS NOT TRUE

2182 days ago
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