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Gene Hackman

VIP Treatment at FL Hospital

1/14/2012 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman spent the night at the Florida hospital where he was treated for injuries he received in a car vs. bike accident Friday ... but TMZ has learned he was treated like the VIP that he is.

Informed sources tell us ... Hackman was assigned to a special hospital room for important patients where doctors could keep a close eye on the 81-year-old.

We're told doctors were concerned about a large gash on his forehead ... coupled with the fact that he's an older gentlemen who was HIT BY A CAR!!!

Sources tell us Hackman has made tremendous progress in his recovery since he was airlifted to the Miami hospital from the the Florida Keys, where the accident took place.

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MommaGirl    

Lets see if any of you haters talk crap about this guy receiving special treatment and having a special room for important patients like y'all did about Beyonce and JayZ. And please don't use the fact that he's elderly and the extent of his injury because child birth is a very risky ordeal and a lot of things can go wrong, especially if she had a C-section. Now let the comments from the fake azz TMZ doctors begin!

979 days ago
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victory    

I would expect only the best treatment for Mr.Hackman. Heal quickly and hop back on that bike.

979 days ago
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There's a problem here    

Almost every hospital has at least one better appointed suite "VIP suite," if you will. So what? He's Gene Freaking Hackman, a class act, an old guy.

979 days ago
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Superman    

What's "hit by a car"? The car obviously wasn't going fast or he would be dead. If he wasn't rich & famous, he wouldn't have been airlifted to the hospital.

979 days ago
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PathFinder    

Your original "update" post said he was released yesterday at 2pm, now your saying he spent the night.... So which is it ?.....or are you just trying to get something started.

Best of luck, and well wishes to you Gene.

979 days ago
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barnyardhumor    

All the negative news on all media outlets about the Kardashians yesterday - from their popularity tanking to Lamar and his stripper encounter yet not one word on TMZ? Are you guys on the K payroll?

979 days ago
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Susan62509    

Gene Hackman is one of the best actors on record. If he's in a movie, you know that movie will be good. I extend my get well wishes for a speedy recovery to a fantastic man.

979 days ago
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JLB    

Not comparable to Beyonce's hospital debacle. Gene Hackman apparently did not have overzealous bodyguards interfering with other patients and their families nor did the hospital entertain any obsurd requests.

As far as him being airlifted, that is common when someone receives severe injuries in a car accident. A child was airlifted to a hospital here in GA after her and her mom collided with a semi on the interstate. Unfortunately, the kid didn't make it.

Special room assignments are not uncommon either under certain cir****tances. My mom was assigned to a special room while recovering from a stroke so doctor's could keep a close eye on her because of her age and the severity of the stroke.

979 days ago
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She's baaaack    

My sister's boyfriend's aunt's adopted daughter's next door neighbor's cousin's teacher's babysitter's son's best friend said SOMEONE IS EITHER ASLEEP AT THE SWITCH HERE OR IS GETTING PAID BIG BUCKS TO LET ALL THESE SPAMMERS COMMENT HERE. On the other hand, Gene Hackman is one of the Gods of acting.

979 days ago
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mebrat24    

Informed sources tell us ... Hackman was assigned to a special hospital room for important patients where doctors could keep a close eye on the 81-year-old.
Who writes this crap Informed sources tells us

979 days ago
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Kari    

I have a difficult time understanding why actors are considered more important than the rest of us. I don't agree.

979 days ago
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FreeWill    

This is someone who deserve a VIP treatement, and not like Beyonce who is just starting. Gene Hackman is an old professional artist with real talent.

979 days ago
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Jeffrey    

gee. hope he steps out of trouble

979 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Get well soon Lex Luthor. The greatest criminal mind the world has ever seen.

979 days ago
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CathyJ    

81???? Wow, I had no idea. He still looks great. Hackman has always been one of my favorite actors.I wish there would be more movies staring this man. Best of luck Gene!!

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