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'Lizard Lick' Star Undergoes LIFESAVING Surgery

5/4/2011 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Amy Shirley -- one of the stars of TruTV's "Lizard Lick Towing & Recovery" -- is recovering from EMERGENCY SURGERY to remove a blood clot in her leg that doctors say could have been fatal.

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31-year-old Shirley tells us she went to the doc after noticing a knot in the back of her right leg that was tender to  the touch. Once docs took a look, they determined it was clot -- and feared it could travel to her heart, lungs or brain.  

Doctors immediately slated her for emergency surgery to fix the problem. 

Amy says the surgery was a success -- and afterward, doctors instructed her to wear "granny-blood-clot-hoes" to help with her recovery.

As for the show, Amy tells us she will "just run the office or lay low in the backburner" for the next few weeks.


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Zippy T. Pinhead    

I would say she got the blood clog from doing steroids when she was power lifting!

1207 days ago
17.

en Todo Momento!!    

what? so do these 'folk' like live in the backwoods somewhre, where they don't have a telephone, and need to tie a note to lassies collar: 'run, lassie, run!! go take this message to beth, n you hurry now, boy! run!'

1207 days ago
18.

joecrabs    

For a network that calls themselves tru tv, they put some fake shows on. This one is almost as bad as that Repo show. No, not that one, the other one... nevermind.

1207 days ago
19.

K Provance    

And TruTV's "World's Dumbest" is racist. All they show is black thugs and animals holding up stores and running from the cops. No white people, ever!

Oh wait...that's how it really is? Nevermind then.

1206 days ago
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richard orme    

praise god in jesus holy name for your recovery i pray that god the holy spirit will comfort you and family in this time of illness and that you will have a complete recovery in jesus holy name i greatly enjoy your program your show is a rush and i really look forward to it every week i remember two of my favorites when you threw some big guy out of your office and ron and bobby were dying laughing and ron said to him got thrown out by a girl also too i really felt for bobby when some old lady chased him with a broom and he was hollering for ron to help him and ron was lucky he could drive the truck he was dying laughing and then the old lady chased them on a little motor scooter and one that was really beautifull when jesus gave his gift to you and ron of his little princess maggie mae but best of all is that you all are born again in jesus amen best wishes and keep the shows coming they are a riot and remember like they say aint no joke if you dont pay that note why people think their car is free you have got to pay for it if you dont pay you loose god bless richard orme marion va 24354

1186 days ago
21.

volleyball203    

how is your leg feeling? how is the baby gurl

1168 days ago
22.

Niya    

how is your leg feeling? u did good havin the baby gurl

1168 days ago
23.

Lizard Lick Towing Fan    

i hope you feel better soon!hows maggie?i can't wait till the next season!happy fourth!

1147 days ago
24.

sharon peacock    

Thank god the clot was discovered in time. Glad your up and around, the show wouldn't be the same if you couldn't keep your crew in line.

1076 days ago
25.

theresa    

tonight was new season,one new show and then back to reruns,what's up with that ? wait all this time to see what happen to ron?last i saw he was off to hospital,now back at work.?like how bad was he stabed?nothing other than amy saying he has to take it easy?and more rerun's i'm sick of rerun's.what a waste of time ? i'm sure more people feel the same way.going to find something that's not a RERUN......

992 days ago
26.

Anna    

I love the show. I am glad she is well and she is not fat. I use to be a athlete also. Now in my thirty's people think I am fat, nope just muscle.
Girl just keep those boys in line and do what you do best. I help my husband the same with his business but with alot less drama, lol.

971 days ago
27.

john wendt     

hope you feel better soon like i'm sure many people have already said.

912 days ago
28.

sharon    

1ST blood clot is not funny..my mom died from that 30yrs ago.. thank the good lord they can find and fix that now!!!!! 2nd if u don't like it why watch it..I lived in durham a ### of yrs..but i do think u have a remote channel surf!!! AMY on the show lifts weights.. so her legs have got some power behind them..have u ever seen her put some one in a head lock..I'am addicted to the show S N A P !!! sknapier@frontier.com

881 days ago
29.

sharon    

1ST blood clot is not funny..my mom died from that 30yrs ago.. thank the good lord they can find and fix that now!!!!! 2nd if u don't like it why watch it..I lived in durham a ### of yrs..but i do think u have a remote channel surf!!! AMY on the show lifts weights.. so her legs have got some power behind them..have u ever seen her put some one in a head lock..I'am addicted to the show S N A P !!! sknapier@frontier.com

881 days ago
30.

Jack    

Get well quick girl. Ronnie and Bobby may mess up with out you.

789 days ago
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