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Maya Angelou Taken to the Hospital

10/4/2009 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Maya AngelouTMZ has learned Maya Angelou was taken to the hospital early Saturday evening.

She was scheduled to be honored at the BraveHeart Awards in Los Angeles.

UPDATE -- Reps for Maya Angelou tell us she was never scheduled to appear at the event last night -- so we have no idea why the organizers told us she was a no-show because she went to the hospital.

Our camera guy on scene was told that Angelou would not be there because she was taken to the hospital. But according to Angelou's people, she never agreed to be there at all and sent a taped acceptance speech in her place.

Angelou is alive and well in St. Louis today and heading off to New York City for the next 2-3 weeks.

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KKK    

CNN is saying that this is totally untrue. ( Pretty reliable that CNN ) she was in LA and now she is home and doing fine. HMM

1756 days ago
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keepinitrealincali    

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"I'm assuming by your comment that you had to drop out of school after the tenth grade to go to work and help support your family??? What an idiot!"

Posted at 12:24AM on Oct 4th 2009 by keepinitrealincali

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AH, you have learned the same type of prose that Maya excelled in writing. Stubbornness, hate, self aggrandizement, and derision for others. Frankly, I can do without it. In the age where we watch daily while change and hope fail and falling flat, I don't understand either Maya's "in your face" (poetry?), or your derision for others.




Posted at 7:58AM on Oct 4th 2009 by Jake

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Jake . . . Thanks for the compliment!

1756 days ago
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throatchopu    

That's why you guys need to do mooooooore legwork! TMZ is all about scoop and NEVER about journalism. Walter Cronkite should come up from the grave and smack some journalistic integrity into you!

1756 days ago
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UGGGGHHH    

GET WELL SOON!

1756 days ago
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Annonymous    

THIS IS A FALSE AND VERY FAKE STORY (BY TMZ), I REPEAT...FALSE AND VERY FAKE STORY (BY TMZ). PROOF:

http://www.mediatakeout.com/2009/35951-fake_news_t-m-z_put_on_blast_for_putting_out_a_false_report_about_maya_angelou_being_hospitalized.html

1755 days ago
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Mik    

mmm mmm mm

1755 days ago
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pollynoo    

'Wow' says that the education system in our country is a 'failure' because people are ripping on Angelou's so-call talent? Sorry, our education system is a failure precisely BECAUSE her no-talent is REQUIRED in our education system. It's all crap. Saying her writing is a great talent is like saying rap music is a real music genre...you can buy it all you want and let your guilt ride your conscience, but at the end of the day it's crap.

1755 days ago
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HumanNature    

This is exactly why people should not believe everything that the MEDIA report!!!

TMZ and other MEDIA outlets lack Journalist Integrity!!!

1755 days ago
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The Seer    

Maya is a national treasure.

Get well soon, darling! I loved your way with words and rich, expressive voice well before the Oprah phenom came along. Feel better.

1755 days ago
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Gayle    

For Grammar police--why don't you shut up and do something with your time. And for Harvey and the people @ TMZ, next time check out your facts before you create hysteria for the American public.

1755 days ago
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nurse    

Roses are red, violets blue,
Mias underware is filled with poo!

1755 days ago
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Wow    

@pollynoo-

No, the education system in this country is a failure because there are people who actually think a poem has to rhyme to be considered poetry coupled with the fact that people don't know who Maya Angelou is. I'm not saying that everyone has to like her work, but you would think people know who one of their country's most famous poets is. For an American to not know who Maya Angelou is like a German claiming to not know who Emma Guntz is. Furthermore, people seem to be so proud of their ignorance. If you don't know who she is, why not just look it up instead of letting everyone basically know that you've never taken a lit class in high school (and for your information, Maya Angelou has been on many required reading lists in this country long before Oprah came along) or that your school failed you by not educating you in who our country's most acclaimed poets are and what they have written.

1755 days ago
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nurse    

Roses are red , violets are blue, Mayas underware is filled with poo !

1755 days ago
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nurse    

Maya is Blackkkkkkk!!!! And she is wack. She's a poet don't ya know it? She's got runny poo cause she's got the flu and there ain't a damn thing you can do !

1755 days ago
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Janet    

I wonder if Oprah flew to her side.

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