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Saxophonist Clarence Clemons Suffers Stroke

6/13/2011 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Clarence Clemons, legendary saxophonist for the E Street Band, has reportedly suffered a stroke.

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Clemons, 69, is "said to be seriously ill after a stroke at his home in Florida," according to Showbiz411.com, who also says members of the E Street Band were "advised to get down to Florida as soon as possible" to see him.

Clemons had suffered from other ailments through the last few years, including double knee surgery -- but recently worked on Lady Gaga's new album and even performed with her on the finale of "American Idol" last month.

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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

that dude could play the sax..hope he is okay...im sure bruce will be checking on him.

1175 days ago
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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Dammit. I hope he pulls through this, but based on experience with my own family members he won't be the same. Even if it was a TIA, which it probably wasn't. Best wishes to Clarence & his family.

1175 days ago
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Whamo    

From the sounds of things I'm not sure if he's going to make it through this one and if he does I think he's going to be severely physically impaired.

Best wishes to him and his family!

1175 days ago
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Valerie    

My husband and I have grown up with The Big Man. We even took my in-laws to see him once at a small club in Orange County. He played "Georgia on My Mind" especially for them and even took picts with us after the show. Just one of many special memories of Clarence. We hope and pray that he pulls through.

1175 days ago
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rene    

According to one report, all members of the E Street Band have been told to get to Florida ASAP. Oh this is not good :(

1175 days ago
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rene    

Please GOD do not take the Big Man from us...His work here is not done.

1175 days ago
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Something Else! Reviews    

Best wishes going out to the Big Man! Get well soon!

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http://somethingelsereviews.com/2011/06/13/best-wishes-for-ailing-e-street-band-saxophonist-clarence-clemons/

1175 days ago
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mss    

Prayers

1175 days ago
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Donna    

You are the MAN Clarence! You are in my prayers and we love you!!! Please get well soon. God Bless.

1175 days ago
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God-Of-Lyf    

Wait, WHO? Looks like someone has the case of the Mondays. Just Saying...

1175 days ago
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LBjim    

Get well Big Man...God Bless You...

1175 days ago
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Angela    

Prayers for ya Big Man!

1175 days ago
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Ziggy    

Ahh I'm sorry to hear that. He's such an amazing player, and person. I hope he gets through this okay. My thoughts are with Clarence & his family. Get Well Big man.

1175 days ago
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Curious    

A Great Great Sax Player!

Get well Clarence & God Bless You.

1175 days ago
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Roxanne Stones    

I'm praying for you Clarence. You can beat this!!!
God Bless. Get well soon!

1175 days ago
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