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Tom Petty Died From Massive Accidental Drug OD

1/19/2018 3:51 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tom Petty's autopsy results are in, and they show the singer died from an accidental drug overdose as a result of taking a variety of medications. 

The L.A. County Coroner says a number of Tom's organs failed due to "mixed drug toxicity."

The autopsy report says when paramedics arrived he was in full cardiac arrest, but CPR revived him -- but on the way to the hospital he lost pulse for 20 minutes. He went into cardiac arrest a second time in the hospital and died 21 hours after being admitted.  

Tom's autopsy report shows the singer was on several pain meds, including Fentanyl patches, oxycodone (Oxycontin), temazepam (Restoril), alprazolam (Xanax), citalopram (Celexa), acetyl fentanyl and despropionyl fentanyl. The reason doctors prescribed the meds was because of a number of medical problems, including emphysema, knee problems and a fractured hip.

The family says the linchpin to Tom's demise was the fractured hip. He insisted on touring for 53 concert dates with the condition, which worsened over time and caused him to take the meds. On the date he had the heart attack he was told his hip had graduated to a full-on break that made the pain unbearable and may have caused the overuse of meds.

The autopsy says Petty suffered from coronary artery atherosclerosis.

As we reported ... Tom's official death certificate left his cause of death as "deferred," leaving it as a mystery until now.

We broke the story ... Tom went into full cardiac arrest before being taken to a hospital in L.A. He eventually died when his family took him off life support.

Fentanyl was also linked to the deaths of Prince and Lil Peep.

Tom was 66. 

Pele Not Hospitalized for Exhaustion ... 'Fake News,' Says Rep

1/19/2018 5:49 AM PST
Breaking News

1:00 PM PT -- Reports that Pele collapsed and was transported to a hospital are "fake news," Pele's rep told Reuters

“He just didn’t want to make a long and stressful trip to London, in and out of who knows how many planes and airports,” said Jose Fornos Rodrigues. “That’s all.”

Soccer legend Pele was rushed to a hospital in Brazil early Thursday morning after collapsing ... but doctors seem confident he'll be okay. 

So far, it appears the 77-year-old's medical episode is being chalked up to exhaustion. 

Pele was set to host a dinner in London with the Football Writers Association on Sunday -- but the FWA now says he will not make it for obvious reasons. The FWA also issued a statement about Pele's health. 

"In the early hours of Thursday morning, Pele collapsed and was taken to hospital in Brazil where he has undergone a series of tests which appear to point to severe exhaustion." 

"He remains on fluids while doctors monitor his recovery. Thankfully, there is no suggestion of anything more serious than exhaustion."

Troy Brown Relax Pats Fans ... Brady 'Injury' Ain't Nothin'

1/19/2018 8:57 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tom Brady's finger won't stop him from being his terrific self on Sunday ... so says his ex-teammate, Troy Brown, who's telling Pats fans to CHIIIIILLL, 'cause Brady is tough as nails.

Brady suffered a mystery injury during practice this week -- and it's unclear how serious (or not serious) the injury really is. Some are speculating he badly dislocated a finger. 

We talked to Troy Brown, Brady's teammate for 7 years -- winning 3 Super Bowls -- who COMPLETELY brushed off the idea that TB would be affected by the setback.

"The guy's tough as nails, I think the last time he missed a game it was an ACL tear. Regardless of what's going on with his hand, his finger, whatever it is, relax people Tom Brady's gonna be fine on Sunday."

Now everyone in Boston can breathe easy, and everyone outside of Boston can be pissed.

Ric Flair Barely Walking in Hospital Pic ... But I'm Back, Baby!!

1/18/2018 3:15 PM PST
Breaking News

It's hard to envision just how close to death Ric Flair was in 2017 ... until you see the photo of the WWE legend while he was recovering in the hospital. 

Nature Boy just posted a pic taken right around the time he woke up from his medically induced coma back in August. He looks extremely frail as he tries to walk with the help of a wheelchair. 

The good news ... Flair also posted a "NOW" pic -- in which he's bulked up and crushing a stationary bike!

WOOOOO!!!

Blac Chyna House Manager in a Coma Rob & Tyga Help With Medical Expenses

1/18/2018 11:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Blac Chyna's house manager is in a coma and it's got Chyna's exes, Tyga and Rob Kardashian, opening their wallets to help pay for medical expenses.  

Patty, who also helped run Chyna's clothing line, suffered a stroke in July but continued to work -- despite doctor's orders -- to support her 3 kids. She went into a coma in December due to bleeding on the brain.

What's worse ... Patty was pregnant and doctors had to terminate the baby. 

Patty's family set up a GoFundMe page and Tyga was one of the first to donate -- $5k under his real name, Michael Stevenson. Rob also donated $10k and, as of Thursday morning, $18k of the $50k goal had been raised in just a few hours. 

UFC's Uriah Hall I Had a 'Slight Heart Attack' ... 'Mini-Seizure'

1/18/2018 9:13 AM PST
Breaking News

UFC fighter Uriah Hall says he suffered a "slight heart attack" and "mini-seizure" the day before his fight with Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night: St Louis ... and doctors told him he's lucky to be alive. 

"The doctor even said that even if I had made weight I probably would have died the next day because my body just wasn’t having it," Uriah said in an Instagram Live video.

Hall says his health scares were due to an injury that hindered his weight cut ... and he's refuting Dana White's claim that he was partying in L.A. -- insisting he was taking his training 100% serious.

The day before the event, the former 'TUF' finalist fainted on his way to the scale and was transported to a local hospital.

UFC star Paige VanZant witnessed the incident and called it the "scariest thing I have ever seen." 

Donald Trump's Physical Could Dump 10 lbs ... Propecia Enthusiast

1/16/2018 1:18 PM PST

President Trump could stand to lose 10 to 15 pounds and he needs medication to control his cholesterol ... this according to his physician.

Dr. Ronnie Jackson went into greater detail Tuesday with Trump's first presidential physical exam taken Friday at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda. The doc initially said the exam "went exceptionally well," but cautioned there's room for improvement.

Jackson said Trump has a history of elevated cholesterol ... but he's taking Rx to control it. Jackson also said Trump's taking Propecia for his legendary and much maligned hair. 

The doc said they talked about diet and exercise, but Trump was "more enthusiastic about the diet part."

Jackson also said the Prez does not wear dentures. As far as a psychological exam ... Jackson said the Prez did undergo a cognitive test per the Prez's request and the doc said he's all clear. 

Jackson's adamant -- Trump is fit for duty, saying, "All clinical data indicates that the President is very healthy and he will remain so for the duration of this presidency." 

Jill Zarin Arrives for Husband's Funeral

1/15/2018 6:34 AM PST

Jill Zarin just arrived at a New York City chapel for her husband's funeral.

Jill and her daughter, Allyson Shapiro, arrived at the Riverside Memorial Chapel for a service honoring the life of her husband, Bobby Zarin.

Zarin died Saturday after a long bout with cancer. Bobby was diagnosed with thyroid cancer back in 2009, underwent treatment and had his thyroid removed. He suffered a major setback in 2016 when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Zarin was 71 years old. RIP. 

Paige VanZant Breaks Arm During Fight ... Scraps 2 More Rounds!

1/15/2018 5:50 AM PST
Breaking News

She may have lost the fight ... but Paige VanZant once again proved she's tough as hell -- fighting 2 more rounds after BREAKING HER ARM!

The former "Dancing with the Stars" finalist cracked her right arm while throwing a spinning back fist at Jessica-Rose Clark at UFC Fight Night 124 on Sunday. She was obviously in pain but refused to stop the fight.

In fact, Paige battled for 2 more rounds -- throwing punches with the broken arm!!!

In the end, PVZ lost the fight (props to Clark) ... but damn -- impressive.

"I’ll be back better and stronger than ever," Paige wrote on Instagram ... "It’s all apart of the fight game. God had other plans for me. Darn spinning back fist."

Jill Zarin's Husband Bobby Dead at 71 After Cancer Battle

1/14/2018 8:01 AM PST
Breaking News

Bobby Zarin, the husband of Jill Zarin, has died after a long battle with cancer.

The "Real Housewives of New York" star posted a statement, saying the family was devastated.  Bobby died Saturday surrounded by his family.

Bobby battled cancer for years. He was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2009 and underwent radiation treatment -- eventually having his thyroid removed.

In 2016, Bobby was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The pic (below) is the last one taken of the 2 of them out at Andy Cohen's show last June when she was a guest.

There will be a service Monday.

Bobby was 71. RIP 

President Trump Needs Psych Evaluation ... Just Like 'Nuclear Football' Handlers, says Billionaire

1/13/2018 7:09 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

President Donald Trump shouldn't get a pass on a psych evaluation -- if the military rank and file who handle nuclear weapons get 'em, so should he ... so says Tom Steyer.

We got the Democratic billionaire -- the guy hell-bent on getting 45 impeached -- out in the O.C. Friday and he's appalled the Prez wouldn't submit to a mental health exam during his first presidential physical.

Steyer makes a couple valid points ... and clearly agree with skeptics -- Trump would struggle passing the test.

Donald Trump Shithole Physical

1/12/2018 1:39 PM PST

4:37 PM PT -- Dr. Ronnie Jackson stated that the exam "went exceptionally well," and "the President is in excellent health." The full White House briefing about the physical is still scheduled for Tuesday.Donald Trump just shook the hand of a man who's about to get to know him super intimately.

The Prez showed up to Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda Friday for his first physical since taking office.

Here's the thing ... Dr. Ronny Jackson is a Rear Admiral ... which makes sense.

There have been calls for Trump to undergo a psychological exam as well as a physical evaluation -- especially in light of the new book, 'Fire and Fury,' but that's not going to happen.

Results of the physical will be released next week. We're especially interested in his cholesterol count. 

Sarah Silverman Why I Paid My Troll's Medical Bills

1/12/2018 7:14 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Sarah Silverman is able to look past the conduct of a man who went on social media and called her a "c***" ... she says because the poor guy is suffering with no financial ability to ease the pain. 

We got the comedian at LAX Thursday and asked why she decided to pay the man's medical bills. Her answer is moving and awesome. Turns out the man suffers from excruciating back pain, has no insurance and no means to relieve his agony caused by 5 herniated discs.

Sarah had enlisted her 12.4 million Twitter followers to find medical help for the man, but ultimately paid it herself.

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