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Bill Russell

Hospitalized In Lake Tahoe ...

Collapsed at Speaking Gig

7/17/2014 12:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Bill Russell HospitalizedNBA legend Bill Russell is recovering at a hospital near Lake Tahoe after collapsing during a speaking gig early this morning ... the Boston Celtics tell TMZ Sports.

Russell was doing a speaking engagement when he "felt faint" ... and collapsed. We're told an ambulance was called to the scene and transported the 80-year-old to a nearby hospital.

The Celtics tell us Russell is being treated at the hospital -- and is already starting to feel better. He's hoping to fly out of Lake Taho tonight ... and the rep says right now it looks like he'll be able to do that.

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4 COMMENTS

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1.

onionhead    

He was great .let's pray he recovers.

99 days ago
2.

Vote2012    

Nice guy, sorry to hear about this. On a side note he is starting to look like Famous Amos.

99 days ago
3.

Dee    

☹ 🙏

99 days ago
4.

FREEDOM    

KEEP THE LEGENDS ALIVE AND WELL.

98 days ago

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