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NBA's Devin Booker In Wheelchair with Crutches ... After Groin Injury

12/6/2017 8:01 AM PST

Hopefully it's just an abundance of caution ... but Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker was spotted in a wheelchair -- and clutching crutches -- after suffering a groin injury Tuesday night. 

21-year-old Book suffered a strained left adductor during the 4th quarter of the Suns vs. Raptors game Tuesday night ... and he appeared to be in a ton of pain, having to be carried off the court.

Booker was wheeled through the airport in Toronto after the game -- and while he didn't say much, you can see he looks pretty sad. 

Hopefully it's nothing serious for the young baller ... he's been off to a hot start in his 3rd season in the Association, averaging 24 points a game.

Get well soon.

John Mayer Hospitalized for Emergency Appendectomy

12/5/2017 9:05 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

12/6/2017 -- Sources tell us the procedure was a success and John is recovering ... in addition to the NOLA show, the group's show in Orlando on Dec. 7 and in Sunrise, FL on Dec. 8 have been postponed, as well. 

John Mayer's been rushed to a New Orleans hospital for an emergency appendectomy.

John was hospitalized early Tuesday morning according to a rep for the singer. Sources tell us he's in surgery right now.

The guitarist is touring with The Dead and Company. They had a show scheduled for tonight in NOLA, but we're told that's been postponed now. 

40-year-old Mayer's also been touring with his own band. It's unclear when he'll be healthy enough to get back on the road to continue.

As for Tuesday's show -- we're told original tickets will be honored at the new date -- and if fans want a refund, they can return to point of purchase.

'Little Women: LA' Star Christy Gibel Sues M.D.s You Botched My Spinal Surgery

12/4/2017 12:55 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

One of the stars of "Little Women: LA" is taking a bunch of doctors to court for a BIG payday ... 'cause she claims they screwed up her neck in surgery.

Christy Gibel just sued some M.D.s from a surgery center in Beverly Hills called 90210 Surgery Medical Center as well as Cedars-Sinai and other private practices, claiming the whole lot screwed up a spinal cord surgery she underwent with them in 2016.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Christy says she went under last November for a procedure called an anterior discectomy and spinal cord decompression, and during a couple post-op visits ... the doctors overseeing the matter misled her despite worsening symptoms.

She says she felt her left eye drooping, and her tongue swelling, and was unable to speak for a while -- all of which she says she was told would subside over time ... but it didn't. She also claims they admitted her jugular vein was nicked during surgery.

The reality star is suing for negligence and asking for an unspecified amount in damages and medical costs related to the alleged botched surgery. We've reached out to 90210 and Cedars ... so far, no word back.

Shareef O'Neal Injured Slams Head on Court ... During Brutal Fall

11/28/2017 12:10 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Scary moment for Shareef O'Neal ... who appeared to be seriously injured during a high school basketball game Monday night when he went up for a shot and came down on his head.

Shaq's son was making his senior season debut for Crossroads High School in a game against Beverly Hills High and was lighting it up with 31 points ... until the injury.

Shareef went up in traffic for a layup, but his legs got tangled with the defenders -- and he came crashing down hard without bracing himself. You can hear the crack on the court -- and Shareef was holding his head in pain afterward.

O'Neal eventually got up but didn't go back in the game. We're told he's now in the team concussion protocol and will miss Tuesday night's game as a precaution.

Shareef is one of the top high school players in the country and has already committed to the University of Arizona

Get well soon, man.

Billy Bush Hospitalized After Getting Hit ... By a Golf Ball

11/27/2017 6:02 PM PST

Billy Bush clearly didn't hear the "FORE!!" on the green ... 'cause he was struck by a golf ball that sent him to the hospital.

Bush posted a few pics Monday of his hospital visit at Cedars-Sinai in L.A. where he was treated for what appears to be a head injury. Unclear when exactly this happened, but from the looks of one of these photos ... he got jacked up good.

The ex "Today" show co-host captioned his post ... "FORE!! Thanks nurse Katrina, jovi, Jenn, Mercy @cedarsinai for the bed, the care, the ice. I think I dodged a bullet...but sadly not a golf ball. Scan is clear, let the jokes begin."

Although Billy says everything was fine, it looks like he changed out of his shirt during his stay ... which makes us wonder if he was there overnight. 

Whatever the case ... glad you're doing better, Billy. Next time, wear a helmet out there.

Harrison Ford Still Playing Hero ... Helps Woman Who Drove Off Highway

11/19/2017 12:48 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Harrison Ford is the real-life Han Solo/Indiana Jones/every action hero he's ever played on camera ... 'cause he just helped a woman who ran her car off a highway.

Ford was on the scene of a crash late Sunday morning in Santa Paula, where a woman who was driving east on California State Route 126 accidentally drove her car off the road. 

Eyewitnesses tell TMZ Ford was driving behind her when she lost control and crashed into an embankment off the freeway. He pulled over and rushed to the woman's aide, as did other bystanders, to get her safely out of the vehicle while paramedics arrived.

Law enforcement sources tell us the woman was transported with minor injuries. 

This ain't the first time Ford's held up as a standout good citizen. You'll recall ... he recently directed tunnel traffic in NYC at a moment's notice -- did a pretty good job, too.

Thank you (again) for your service, Harrison.

Mira Sorvino & Christopher Backus Son Gets $100k For Dog Bite Attack

11/14/2017 11:24 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Mira Sorvino and Christopher Backus' 11-year-old son just scored a big payday for suffering a traumatic dog attack when he was a young child.

According to new legal docs ... Mira took her son, Johnny Backus, with her to a house she was looking to buy on a night in September 2013 when the owner's dog went after him, biting and lacerating his legs and knees. Johnny -- who was 7 at the time -- had to be treated and stitched up at the hospital.

According to the docs ... Mira's son has recovered from the injuries but was left with some scarring. He was also traumatized and became fearful of dogs. His doctor says he's regained some confidence by being around his family's dogs.

Christopher sued for the dog bite attack on behalf of Johnny, and it's now been settled for $100k. After Johnny's medical and legal expenses it comes to $67k ... still pretty good for an 11-year-old.

'Westworld' Actor's 911 Call Completely Dazed and Out of Breath ... From Head Injury

11/14/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The actor who sustained a serious head injury that put the brakes on production for "Westworld" called 911 himself ... and sounded like he was about to pass out.

TMZ has obtained the audio of Zahn McClarnon's call for help, which he placed on his own after he fell in his home and hit his head a couple weeks ago.

As you can tell, Zahn's clearly out of it during the convo with an operator. He comes off as confused when asked what apartment number he's in, but somehow manages to get out all relevant info needed for paramedics.

As we reported ... Zahn's injury temporarily halted production of season 2 of the HBO hit series, which was set to air in 2018.

The good news now ... HBO says filming has fully resumed.

Joe Jackson Posts Bizarre Vid for Blanket ... Seems Confused

11/13/2017 6:40 PM PST

Michael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, posted a video that was addressed to his grandson, Blanket ... but it might've been meant for his older brother, Prince.  

Joe tweeted a video message Monday in which he tells Blanket to "stay healthy" and "stay off those bikes" ... this after Prince recently got into a motorcycle accident that sent him to the hospital. 

He rambles a bit in the post, but it appears he's simply sending good vibes to his grandkid(s) ... even though he seems a little confused as to which one got injured. 

The timing is interesting, too -- Katherine Jackson resigned as Blanket's guardian just a few weeks ago, citing both her age and Blanket's as reasons for stepping down.

Tyrese Meltdown Wasn't Me ... It Was the Meds

11/11/2017 11:49 AM PST
Breaking News

Tyrese has offered an explanation for his erratic behavior in recent weeks -- he says a new medication is to blame.

Tyrese claims his online meltdown a couple weeks ago was caused by the drug Rexulti, used to treat depression, having an adverse effect on him ... but he's off it now and getting back to normal.

The actor says the meds made him do things over the past 2 months that effected a lot of people and he wants them to know he's sorry.

As we've reported ... Tyrese is in a bitter court battle with his ex, Norma Gibson, and he says doctors recommended the meds to him to handle the stress.

Friends of his like Will Smith and Jada Pinkett expressed concern that Tyrese was having some sort of mental breakdown, but according to him ... he's on the mend now.

'Westworld' Actor Zahn McClarnon Sustains Serious Head Injury Causes Production to Stop

11/3/2017 12:29 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Zahn McClarnon, who has a reoccurring role on the second season of "Westworld," sustained a very bad head injury earlier this week that landed him in ICU and caused production to stop ... sources tell TMZ.

Sources familiar with the situation tell us, Zahn fell at his home and hit his head. We're told the impact caused serious trauma and he was rushed to the ICU.

Our sources say Zahn is still in the hospital but is "on the mend."

TMZ broke the story -- production on the HBO hit was stalled after a cast member suffered a medical emergency off set -- but the actor's identity remained a mystery.

Zahn is known for his performance as Hanzee Dent on "Fargo," and his long running stint on "Longmire."

As for production on "Westworld," as of the time this story posted, it's still suspended.

Deshaun Watson ACL Injury Is Part of God's Plan

11/3/2017 11:28 AM PDT
Breaking News

Deshaun Watson has broken his silence on his devastating season-ending knee injury -- saying he knows it's all part of God's plan.

The Houston Texans rookie QB phenom tore his ACL during Thursday's team practice -- which SUUUUUCKKKKS for football fans ... especially in Houston. 

"They say you never miss it until it's gone and even though it's not gone for long, I already miss it," Watson wrote.

"Yesterday I felt like I let my teammates, my fans and my family down. However, as a child of God, I understand that everything happens for a reason. He DON’T make mistakes!"

Watson thanked all his fans, teammates and other pro athletes who reached out and offered support -- saying, "I am humbled and can only say thank you from the depths of my heart."

"I promise that I will continue to work diligently so that this team can one day bring a championship to Houston, and when I return, I will be better, stronger and more focused than ever before! Now the grind begins."

Get well soon.

El Chapo I Need a Doctor I'm Going Nuts in Jail

11/3/2017 6:53 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

El Chapo can't remember a damn thing and is depressed as hell ... and that's why his lawyers are begging a judge to let a doc take a look at him in jail.

Lawyers for the drug lord want the judge to allow for a neuropsychological evaluation at the Metropolitan Correctional Facility because in just the last month he can't remember people, places and events.

In new legal docs obtained by TMZ ... lawyers say Chapo suffers from headaches, ringing in his ears and throat pain ... claiming none of it has been looked at by doctors. Plus ... Chapo's been denied from buying simple things like bottled water, batteries for his radio and personal hygiene items.

Chapo's condition, lawyers claim, is a result of complete isolation, frigid cell temps, lack of clean bed covers and no fresh air, among other things. Lawyers also claim shortly after just one visit from his sister, the government revoked her visa and she can no longer enter the U.S.

We broke the story ... Chapo's lawyers tried getting him moved to general population but a judge basically told him to stop bitching.

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