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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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CHICAGO    

RUMOR NOT TRUE..I just investigated it. Seems at an outdoor concert at Country Club Hills in the So Suburbs, they announced during a concert...bad move..no facts..and you have people all over the place making phone calls...I know him and I was crying.....BAD RUMOR....he is not dead...

2212 days ago
17.

john wayne gacy    


negative;

NOT true.

what IS dead is bill
bellamy's career...........

2211 days ago
18.

Spell Check.    

Hey! If you go on my website - billbellamy.com - and click on "Projects", you'll see that I have a major motion picture "Getting Played" (2005) in post production.

My career lives!



2211 days ago
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HARDY-HAR-HAR    

This is nothing to mess around with. Get better Bernie!

2211 days ago
20.

CHICAGO    

Bernie Mac 'very, very critical,' source says
PNEUMONIA | Death rumors 'absolutely untrue': publicist

August 3, 2008
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SUN-TIMES STAFF REPORTS

Comedian Bernie Mac was in "very, very critical" condition late Saturday at a Chicago hospital, according to a Chicago Sun-Times source who knows the comedian's family.

The revelation came after Mac's publicist told Chicago media Saturday that she had received multiple calls from news outlets regarding "absolutely untrue" rumors of the star's demise.
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Chicago native Bernie Mac is in the hospital undergoing treatment for pneumonia.
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"It is a very horrible rumor," publicist Danica Smith said. "It is absolutely untrue. Nothing has changed from yesterday."

The 50-year-old south suburban resident's hospitalization was reported Friday. His publicist said then that the "King of Comedy" was admitted for pneumonia but was responding well to treatment, and should be released soon.

Smith also said she didn't know when Mac, whose real name is Bernard McCullough, entered the hospital. She said the pneumonia was unrelated to Mac's sarcoidosis, a chronic disease that can inflame tissue, particularly in the lungs. Smith said Mac's sarcoidosis has been in remission since 2005.

His wife, Rhonda McCullough, has been with him at the hospital.

2211 days ago
21.

john wayne gacy    


bill bellamy;

POST ?

you do mean
postmortem right ?

which cemetery is that career
pushing up those daisies ?



2211 days ago
22.

Tammy, Bed-Stuy    

My prayers goes out to Bernie Mac and his family. I wish him a full and speedy recovery. What a talented and very funny man. It is honor to watch his career blossom with much success!.
God Bless.

2210 days ago
23.

nicole    

is bernie mac dead

2210 days ago
24.

Alanna    

RIP, Bernie ... :(

2205 days ago
25.

bvalent    

i hate this ...a great person is lost today over something we thought was going to get better ..i love this guy he was one of the funniest guys.he alway had a smile to give us and a big heart to give .he is missed here in houston .and i sorry for his family because i never met this guy and it hurts i cant imagine that pain they are feeling now that he's gone when we all thought he was getting out the hospital so soon ..well bernie seem that u are with the lord now and i know he knows who u are cause u called on him a plenty of times "oh lord"..go in peace my friend go in peace

2205 days ago
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