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Playmate Alleged Shooting Victim -- The Bullet Scars

12/25/2010 5:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The husband of 1968 Playboy Playmate Angela Dorian -- who she allegedly shot back in October -- now has the ENORMOUS scars to prove it ... and TMZ has obtained the grisly photos.

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Bruce Rathgeb snapped the pics earlier this month -- showing the scars stemming from at least one gunshot wound to the back ... courtesy of a Walther PPK .380, James Bond's weapon of choice.

Sources close to Bruce tell TMZ, the large scar above his nipple is where surgeons removed the bullet.

As we first reported, Bruce was rushed to the hospital last week -- due to a life-threatening infection near his heart surrounding bullet fragments still in his body ... but was sent home because he doesn't have medical insurance.

He's currently living with a caretaker in L.A. -- urgently awaiting approval of his Medi-Cal application. His wife Angela is still in custody on $1,000,000 bail.

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Sad sad    

Screw our health system. If some can die they should never deny anyone. I hate out system with a passion. Poor guy. Unreal.

1345 days ago
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GRYFFINDOR!    

aw man that sucks that they turned him away for not having insurance! i thought they had to help you regardless if it's a medical emergency. sheesh that really sucks. this country has so much potential to have the best medical care in the world if it wasn't for the bureaucracy.

i hope his medi-cal gets approved. they take forever!!!!

1345 days ago
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LeMoron    

"due to a life-threatening infection near his heart surrounding bullet fragments still in his body ... but was sent home because he doesn't have medical insurance."

What the hell........ this happens in America? How bad is your health system... sounds like a 3rd world country.

1345 days ago
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Um, wow...    

Yeah... Even more proof of our effed up Healthcare System... Thanks, Obama...for NOTHING!!! "We're sorry sir...you have an infection that could kill you, even though the gunshot didn't... But, since you don't have an insurance company we can screw over, I'm afraid there's NOTHING we can do... Just go home and wait for death..." Geez!!!! Looks like some Doctor would step up and help this guy out!!! Eff our so-called "Healthcare"!!!

1345 days ago
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SLH    

not wrong LM ... how barbaric! sorry you cant pay us so go home and die!

what happened to the Hippocratic oath?

1345 days ago
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Truth    

RANDY QUAID DOESNT HAVE THIS ISSUE. HIS WIFE IS CANADIAN SO HAS FULL COVERAGE IN BC PROVINCE WHERE THEY'RE HIDING OUT FROM THE "STAR WHACKER". FIRST, LET'S HOPE HE GETS SHOT SO WE CAN TEST THE SYSTEM UP THERE.

1345 days ago
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cole    

This doesn't make any sense and something's not right here......If they sent him home for no health insurance for the infection then why did they treat the bullet wounds?

1345 days ago
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wasted days and wasted nights    

Hot chicks are supposed to lie in bed, not lie in wait.

1345 days ago
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carol    

Did I read this right? He was sent home because he has no medical insurance for a life threatening issue but the US can support every illegal alien on the face of the planet and I'm feeding their kids to boot when I pay my taxes and that's OK, which by the way I don't want to do.

1345 days ago
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Susan    

Harvey. You really suck. It is Christmas. You couldn't put up an address where people could send money to help this poor guy? I would send him something to help out. No. You just selfishly exploit his story to met your own greedy ends.

1345 days ago
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northern gypsy    


2 words people...UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE...

merry x-mas & happy new year everybody !!!

1345 days ago
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Oh no!    

See ladies,

This is why you need to pack a minimum of a .38 special. When you use a small handgun like the .25 Beretta above, the guy lives to see another day.

1345 days ago
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cactus    

He looks like Mark Wahlberg in a Sixth Sense - the scene when he is standing in the bathroom of Bruce Willis's house.

1345 days ago
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lightenup    

i love how someone thanks obama for the guys healthcare problems. obama's plan is starting soon where this wouldn't have happened and besides i thought it was law they HAD to take you. something sounds fishy.

1345 days ago
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Polly    

He probably received antibiotics and treatment in the ER and was sent home because he didn't need to be admitted. People without insurance get treatment all of the time. I think this was sort of an underhanded dig at the healthcare system (which definitely needs to be revamped), but this guy wasn't tossed on his ass because he didn't have insurance. After all, if he has a life threatening infection and he's not dead, either someone took care of him or his infection wasn't all that life threatening.

1345 days ago
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