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Michael Clarke Duncan

'Fighting Like a Mutha'

7/17/2012 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Michael Clarke Duncan "is fighting like a mutha" and his heart is as strong as an ox -- sources involved in his treatment tell TMZ.

We broke the story, Michael went into full cardiac arrest early Friday morning and his girlfriend Omarosa did heroic CPR and re-started his ticker -- especially miraculous since he weighs 325 pounds.

Our sources say ... Michael has been on a respirator at the hospital since his admission, but we're told he's "breathing above the respirator" -- a good sign.

We're told tests were performed Monday and doctors determined Michael has a "very strong heartbeat" and they are optimistic. That's especially good news because Michael has been sedated ever since his heart attack and doctors aren't sure what his condition will be -- worst case scenario could involve paralysis, although that's looking less likely.

Doctors have no immediate plans to take Michael off the respirator and we're told it's still dicey for the 54-year-old actor. 

We're told the buzz at the hospital is ... L.A. can't afford to lose another high-profile celebrity and "an army of people" are caring for him.

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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Good luck Mike. I hope he bounces back quickly.

827 days ago
17.

Truth    

DUDE WILL GET ANOTHER HEART ATTACK ONCE HE SEES THE MEDICAL BILL. HE'S DONE. #TRUTH!!

827 days ago
18.

taz    

Who is writing this crap? The hospital is caring for him because he is sick not because they don't want another celebrity to die. Are you serious?

827 days ago
19.

Big D    

Get well Big Mike

827 days ago
20.

Bubbles The Chimp    

RIP MCD.

827 days ago
21.

Fat Mike    

Get well Shaq!

827 days ago
22.

Charles     

good luck and godbless

827 days ago
23.

IceGypsy    

Curious, why are they keeping him sedated? My dad went through 2 heart attacks they didn't do that to him.


Get well soon Michael

827 days ago
24.

Becky Wilson    

Praying for a rapid and complete recovery. A great actor!

827 days ago
25.

LisaL    

I really hope he pulls through this and lives another 30+ years, healthy and happy.

827 days ago
26.

Quinn    

God Speed big guy!

827 days ago
27.

Bubbles The Chimp    

Can't he suck the sickness out of himself and spit it into the air.

Come on, dude!!!!!!!!

827 days ago
28.

Tinalouise    

Call me confused but why would possible paralysis be an end result of a heart attack? Was it a stroke instead??

827 days ago
29.

Joi    

I've always been a fan of Michael's. He's a strong guy and I pray that he pulls through. Sending you good vibes, Michael!

827 days ago
30.

fpcruiser    

Stay strong. Pulling for you to make full recovery.

827 days ago
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