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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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patty    

verdi - you are right i've never heard of a hip fracture that didn't require surgery - just when you think they couldn't sink any lower

955 days ago
17.

Ace    

It could just be a ploy to get some young guys next to his bed.

955 days ago
18.

UPYOURS    

As we all know, what goes around comes around.

955 days ago
19.

Stupidity2damnHigh    

I'm going to turn away and not call 911

955 days ago
20.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Never rely on an old woman to do a hitman's job.

955 days ago
21.

John    

WHO CARES?

954 days ago
22.

Tommy    

how does Karma work? It waits till the public knows of something then it appears... So I guess Karma said I'm not gonna do nothing to Joe for years and then get him after it comes out public... I don't believe in Karma, I say that's Life

954 days ago
23.

Nefertiti    

I have never heard of someone elderly breaking their hip and not requiring surgery, something isn't adding up here.

954 days ago
24.

mar1ey    

I can only hope that some day you are all judged the way you judge others.

954 days ago
25.

mar1ey    

And by the way...the headline is misleading. He broke his pelvis, not his hip. It is hard do operate on a broken pelvis.

954 days ago
26.

Daybreaker    

mar1ey: 11 minutes ago
I can only hope that some day you are all judged the way you judge others.

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Everybody has a judgement day no matter what. What's wrong with standing up against pedophilia and anybody who condone that and harm so many children in the name of power, fame and money????

you are also judging people and inadvertently condone child molestation. Who knows, maybe you are a pedo yourself. The only kind of people I have seen as stupid as you are are the Michael Jackson rabid fans!!!

954 days ago
27.

anthony    

I'm betting Joe told the Doctor who told the Surgeon and so on a up the chain off command unlike his own fiefdom .

954 days ago
28.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

Too bad it wasn't your neck *******!

954 days ago
29.

livereater    

this isn't news... joe paterno died years ago.

954 days ago
30.

bob    

I hope this enabler checks out soon.

954 days ago
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