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Playmate Shooting Victim's Bullet Removal Surgery

12/20/2010 8:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The man who was allegedly shot by former Playboy Playmate Angela Dorian is about to undergo emergency surgery to have a bullet fragment removed from his chest ... TMZ has learned.

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A rep for Bruce Rathgeb tells TMZ ... the Playmate's estranged husband is being taken by ambulance right now to a hospital in Torrance, CA to undergo the risky surgery ... and he's "really scared" he won't make it out alive.

As we first reported, Bruce was having trouble breathing after the shooting ... and doctors told him the bullet shard in his chest was causing an infection near his heart that could kill him if it wasn't removed ASAP.

Dorian -- who has pled not guilty to attempted murder over the October 9 shooting -- remains behind bars in L.A. on $1,000,000 bail.

Not so fun fact ... the couple's 25th wedding anniversary was on Saturday.

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1.

Mike    

Again....who cares about this has been?? Why does TMZ cover people from Harvey's wet dreams when he was 13?

1317 days ago
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CCW    

Where is her mugshot picture or a recent photo of Angela Dorian?

1317 days ago
3.

en Todo Momento!!    

surgery is not all that safe either, you know.....you could die, you know....

1317 days ago
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SMP    

Is that a smile? It kind of looks like she's frowning!

1317 days ago
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feebee    

Keep playing this beautiful picture of her... it makes the story seem so more interesting... I saw a resent picture of her and she looked like a 96 year old tweeker... NOT PRETTY !
I love looking at people in their day !!

1317 days ago
6.

Quinn    

Well if you put a car battery amped up to his chest he could be the real life Iron Man. Good Luck in the surgery brotha.

1317 days ago
7.

Ivanho    

Mike - Harv is gay....

1317 days ago
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Mike    

Harvey Levin is a Homo?? Really? Really?? He likes to smoke pole?? Really?? He's a b*tt pirate?? He's a brown star licker?? He's a rump ranger?? He's a catcher in (brown) eye?? He's likes cream in his mouth..I mean coffee?? Really?? Wow...what other revaltions from the 1970's do you have?? Duh...everyone knows Harvey has a rainbow tatt with a dolphin on his waxed "No No zone."

1317 days ago
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lou    

Good luck, sir! Hope all goes swimmingly.

And why show this idiot's photo? Why not show the poor man?

1317 days ago
10.

Kelly    

She kind of reminds me of Natalie Portman in Closer....her smile anyway

1317 days ago
11.

backfire    

Victoria is 66 and was a playmate in l968! After twenty years of marriage she took a semiautomatic handgun and shot her husband, up close. Bad move.

1317 days ago
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northern gypsy    


make not mistake...A.D. is going down for her temper !!!
let's hope her husband make's it through the surgery...
at least that way she will not die in the big house !!!

1316 days ago

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