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Lakers Owner Jerry Buss

HOSPITALIZED

For Dehydration

7/10/2012 9:24 AM PDT UPDATED: 7/10/2012 11:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Famed L.A. Lakers owner Jerry Buss was rushed to an L.A. hospital last night, where he was treated for severe dehydration -- Buss family sources tell TMZ.

According to sources, 78-year-old Buss fell ill at his home around 9pm and someone inside the house called 911. The L.A. City Fire Department responded and paramedics rushed Jerry to a local L.A. hospital.

Jerry is still being treated, but a rep for the Lakers says, "He is recovering and is expected to be released soon."

Buss was most recently hospitalized in December for blood clots in his legs due to excessive travel.

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1.

michael    

No doubt he needed some water, the poor b@$tard looks like a freakin' mummy!!

813 days ago
2.

Ivana Tinkle    

All these celebrities getting dehydrated! They end up going to rehab, the hospital and literally dropping on the stage from dehydration! Why are they restricted from water?!?!? For F**k's sake, somebody get celebrities water!!
#savethecelebswithH2O

813 days ago
3.

michael    

This story sucks, he's not a celeb. More pics of hot ladies in minimal dress please!

813 days ago
4.

big'un    

Give that man a drink of water, neat

813 days ago
5.

Mick Kahler    

While I'm at it. What is with rich and famous people and the issue of 'dehydration'? Don't they drink enough water? For God's sake, hydrate people!

813 days ago
6.

Mick Kahler    

I know Dr. Jerry keeps company with plenty of younger ladies. I'm guessing one of them tapped the pudding out him. Hope he gets well.

813 days ago
7.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

He's nearly 80, He's supposed to be dryed out.

813 days ago
8.

Gretel    

Poor baby. I know every time I'm hanging out in my home there is always the risk of dehydration.

813 days ago
9.

chichifrogslegs    

..and not a single **** was given...

813 days ago
10.

Cheryl A.    

Get well soon Mr. Buss and drink more water, damnit!

813 days ago
11.

parlayer    

one of the few guys to EVER own a 1913 Liberty head nickel.

813 days ago
12.

Ritz    

"It's unclear if Jerry's still being treated?"
That all depends on whether or not he finished his glass of water.

813 days ago
13.

charlei harper    

That;s because the likes of Kobe and other diva like BB players are sucking him dry (financially speaking)...

813 days ago
14.

CriticXtreme    

Yes, from sniffing $$$$$ always causes dehydration!

813 days ago
15.

ChunkyLightning    

Lets be honest they thought he was dead again then he woke up and asked the prostitute a fourth of his age to massage his groin!

813 days ago
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