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Joe Paterno

I Broke My Hip!

12/11/2011 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Joe Paterno fell and fractured his pelvis yesterday -- this according to a source close to his family.

The 84-year-old former Penn State football coach -- who's currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment for lung cancer -- was admitted to a local hospital after taking the tumble at his home, but will not need surgery.

He is expected to make a full recovery. 

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1.

Cujeaux    

Feels good eh Joe?

1046 days ago
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mebrat24    

pay back is a bitch

1046 days ago
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TheMachine1    

I would thought his very thin backbone would have broke first.

1046 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

A little pain in the ass never hurt anybody, right, Joe?

1046 days ago
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Kaffee    

Felt nothing for this old man when I read this. Karma..........

1046 days ago
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patty    

well i guess thats it - most ppl don't know that at that age usually the hip breaks first then you fall and very few ppl recover from a broken hip, not even including the chemo - i feel bad for his family, but guess he should have called the police in the begining

1046 days ago
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por fin    

ME LO ESTÁS CONFIRMANDO EH?
OK.... :D

1046 days ago
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nyc44th    

why does TMZ now do these ridiculous headlines like the person is actually saying it? It's becoming more and more like the Star or National Enquirer around here. Posting horrible photos of the people in the story etc is cliche tabloid. Posting headlines this way etc . .

1046 days ago
9.

anni    

"I broke my hip", dude, you should be worried about your broken soul.....

1046 days ago
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Louis    

For those of you who commented with reckless comments or 'jokes', demonstrating ill-will and malice, it simply goes to show how truly ignorant you are. It amazes me how many people, who until this scandal unfolded, likely did not know who Joe Paterno was, and now act as self-proclaimed experts on his life. The best route to take would be keeping your mouths shut until you know the facts beyond a reasonable doubt. I am a proud Penn Stater, and always will be.

1046 days ago
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christina    

your hip doesn't hurt as much as the poor boys your "friend" was doing in the shower and at home, probably you knew everything. Your actions and non actions are seen whether you are in denial or not. Hope your nurse doesn't like "old men....if you know what I mean......! Why not have Sandusky come and help you....I hear he likes boys.

1046 days ago
12.

John    

Broken Hip? Maybe you should get a Pocket Anus instead.

1046 days ago
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WhoCares    

Too bad it wasn't his neck!!!!! He's a sorry excuse for a human being.

1046 days ago
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Leliah    

Yea and Sandusky broke stole and molested their mind body and soul.

1046 days ago
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Verdi e Amarello    

Isn't it a bit odd that he suddenly has "non-life threatening" cancer and broke his hip but didn't require surgery? I have a feeling that his reps and family are spinning this info just to create a diversion. We don't want to send an ailing old man to jail for accessory, now do we.

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