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Michael Nesmith Monkees Guitarist Hospitalized ... Tour Dates Canceled

6/21/2018 3:53 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

5:45 PM PT -- A rep for The Monkees tells TMZ ... Michael did not collapse during the band's soundcheck -- he had a minor health issue before he even made it to the venue. We're told the issue's not serious, but he was advised to rest for the next week.

The rep adds, the remaining 4 dates on The Monkees Present: The Mike & Mickey Show tour have been postponed until a later date ... and Michael's in good spirits and heading back home.

Michael Nesmith, guitarist for The Monkees, fell ill while preparing to hit the stage for a concert in Pennsylvania ... TMZ has learned.

We're told 75-year-old Nesmith collapsed to the ground during the band's soundcheck Thursday afternoon at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA. Michael was not unconscious, but he was rushed to a hospital.

His rep says Michael's already been discharged, but it's unclear what the medical emergency was that prompted his hospitalization.

The Monkees -- famous for their hits, "Daydream Believer," "I'm a Believer" and "Last Train to Clarksville" -- were in the middle of a national tour, and were set to perform at 8 PM ET. The venue has announced the show's been postponed "due to illness." 

However, reps for the band tell us the rest of the tour -- 3 more dates in NY and NJ -- has been canceled.

Rich The Kid Home Invasion 911 Call 'They Got In My Apartment!!'

6/20/2018 1:22 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Rich the Kid and girlfriend Tori Brixx were part of a frantic scene when the two were beat up and robbed in a home invasion last week ... and the 911 call is proof of that.

In the call -- obtained by TMZ -- a frantic female caller describes that several men got into her apartment ... the call is heavily redacted, but it's easy to hear the panic in her voice.

We broke the story ... Rich was at Brixx's home when masked men entered demanding cash and jewelry. Rich allegedly tried to fight them off, but three more men came into the home brandishing guns. Tori was pistol-whipped and her face required stitches. Rich was hospitalized for a few days.

LAPD hasn't made any arrests in their investigation so far.

There is a silver lining in that he's still alive. Fellow rapper XXXTentacion was shot killed in a what cops believe was an armed robbery on Monday.

Travis Barker Back in Hospital Clots, Infections Get Worse

6/20/2018 12:40 AM PDT
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Travis Barker's good news has turned bad -- shortly after getting out of the hospital where he was getting treatment for blood clots, he had to be readmitted ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us the Blink-182 drummer was released from the L.A.-area hospital on Monday evening, but had to be readmitted Tuesday morning. Travis went in late last week when doctors discovered he had blood clots in both arms. 

We're told the situation's more complicated now. He's also battling a staph infection and something called cellulitis -- an infection of the skin -- in addition to the clots. Doctors are monitoring to see how he responds to blood thinners, and to make sure the clots don't travel to his heart or lungs.

As bad as it sounds, our sources say Travis is keeping a positive attitude, and looking forward to getting back onstage.

Blink had to cancel upcoming shows for their Las Vegas residency at the Palms, but we're told they're planning to make up the dates this fall. 

Urijah Faber Run Over In Asia Nearly Beats Driver's Ass!

6/19/2018 9:34 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Urijah Faber's foot got bulldozed so hard by a car in Asia this week that he nearly whooped the driver's ass for hitting him!!

It all went down in Singapore -- where Faber's visiting for a UFC event ... when the MMA superstar stepped out into the road without looking and got straight-up run over!!

"It felt like an alligator like, bit my foot," Faber told TMZ Sports.

That wasn't even the worst part ...

Faber says after he was trucked -- the driver got aggressive ... so the UFC stud nearly threw hands!!

"He puts his hand on me, and he's like trying to calm me down, and told me, 'You shouldn't be standing in the street.' And I'm like, 'Dude, get your hand off me, bro.' I was about to lose it."

The funniest part ... Faber says the dude looked like the "asian Bob Marley!"

Cooler heads prevailed -- Faber realized it was probably his bad ... and the foot ended up being just fine.

So, bottom line -- look both ways before you cross the road, kids.

XXXTentacion Dead at 20 ... Shot in S. Florida

6/18/2018 1:16 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

6:00 PM PT -- The Broward Co. Sheriff's Dept. tweeted it's offering a reward up to $3,000 for anyone who might have a tip that leads to an arrest in the XXX shooting. 

4:07 PM PT -- The Sheriff's Dept. just released a statement saying XXX was approached by two armed suspects as he left the dealership. They say at least one of the suspects fired their gun, striking XXX. Cops say they believe the incident was a possible robbery.

2:40 PM PT -- Broward Co. Sheriff's Dept. says XXXTentacion has been pronounced dead.

According to the dispatch call the suspects were described as 2 black males wearing hoodies, and the shooter was wearing a red mask.

The car has been confirmed as a black Dodge Journey, with dark tint and black wheels.

2:14 PM PT -- Witnesses told cops a Louis Vuitton bag was taken from XXX's vehicle.

1:57 PM PT -- Additional dispatch audio has revealed XXX was transported as a "Level 1" trauma patient ... dispatchers described him as comatose.

1:48 PM PT -- According to dispatch audio -- the incident was a possible drive-by -- dispatchers named a black Dodge Journey as the possible getaway.

1:35 PM PT -- The Broward Co. Fire Dept. tells us XXX has been rushed to a hospital. Witnesses say they heard multiple shots fired. His condition is unknown at this point.

XXXTentacion was shot Monday -- TMZ has learned -- and an eyewitness tells us he appeared lifeless with no pulse.

The 20-year-old rapper was shopping for motorcycles in South Florida and, as he was leaving the motorcycle dealer, a gunman ran up to his vehicle and shot him.

XXX was in his share of feuds ... but, as far as we know, there were no ominous fights between him and anyone else.

He's had serious legal trouble ... he's awaiting trial for domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend. He's facing more than a dozen felony charges. Prosecutors accused him of witness tampering.  

XXX was on house arrest, but the judge recently let him out so he could tour.

XXX was well respected by other artists for his musical talent. Shortly after news of his death, Kanye West reacted.

He'd had real success in his brief career -- his last album debuted at #1.

Last year he got jumped by a bunch of guys in L.A., and initially thought Migos was responsible. He later apologized to them, but he told us the incident did not shake him enough to increase his security detail.

Kristaps Porzingis Yacht Party with Hot Blonde in Bikini ... Perfect ACL Rehab Plan?

6/17/2018 9:01 AM PDT

Rest easy Knicks fans ... Kristaps Porzingis' torn ACL is healing just fine, thanks to some expert medical attention from a smoke show blonde in a lab coat -- and by lab coat, we mean bikini.

The NBA star is yacht partying this weekend with a mystery chick off the coast of Ibiza. Porzingy's ACL injury could reportedly keep him off the court for the first 2 months of next season -- but maybe these pics are a sign he could be back sooner.

After all, Dr. Two Piece is giving him the thumbs up. How bad could it be? Not to mention, he's even feeling good enough for a leap into the ocean!

For reals though ... KP has been rehabbing his knee in Spain with Real Madrid's actual medical staff.

Interesting timing for his yacht party. There's buzz about a possible trade of Porzingis to the Spurs for Kawhi Leonard -- which means Greg Popovich is gonna LOVE these pics. 

Rich the Kid Hospitalized After Getting Robbed In Home Invasion

6/15/2018 9:53 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

10:42 AM PT -- The LAPD confirms they're investigating a home invasion robbery ... there are no suspects or arrests at this time.

10:22 AM PT -- Our sources say Tori was also hospitalized for injuries sustained during the attack, but was discharged Friday morning.

Rich the Kid was attacked and robbed at gunpoint in Los Angeles ... and the beatdown was so severe it landed him in the hospital.

Sources close to the rapper tell us he was at his girlfriend Tori Brixx's home Thursday night when two masked men entered demanding cash and jewelry. We're told Rich tried to fight them off, and that three more men came into the home brandishing guns.

Our sources say the men beat on Rich, and got away with a significant amount of cash and jewelry. We've confirmed the rapper was admitted to a hospital for treatment. A photo of him in a hospital bed popped up on his IG page this morning.

We're told the cops were called after the attack, but we've yet to confirm a report was taken with any law enforcement agencies. 

Sources close to Rich's team say they believe the attack was an inside job.

Story developing ...

Lil Scrappy Car Wreck Finally Released from the Hospital ... Months of Rehab Ahead

6/11/2018 2:24 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Scrappy has just been released from the hospital, but his long recovery's just about to begin ... TMZ has learned.

The rapper was released Monday from the Miami hospital where he spent 8 days following a vicious solo car crash after leaving King of Diamonds strip club. As we first showed you ...a surveillance camera captured the moment Scrappy slammed his white Mercedes into a utility pole, breaking his foot in 7 places.

Our Scrappy sources say he'll have to undergo several months of intensive therapy on his foot, which now has a lot of hardware in it. For now, he'll be in a wheelchair until he can graduate to using a walker.

Scrappy's friend, Ca$ino Roulette, was a passenger in the car, and we're told he got out of the hospital a few days ago. Police believe Scrappy fell asleep at the wheel, and they've closed their investigation into the accident.

Andi Dorfman 'Avocado Hand' is Real, People ... Lucky I Still Have Fingers!!!

6/10/2018 8:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

First, the whole Josh Murray debacle, now this -- ex 'Bachelorette' Andi Dorfman will NOT be serving up avocado toast this summer after damn near slicing off a couple of her fingers.

We'll say this ... Andi was in pretty good spirits when we saw her Saturday at LAX sporting a fresh cast and arm sling. She says she severely slashed herself while trying to cut up an avocado a few days ago -- and ended up having to get surgery.

The injury's called "avocado hand" and doctors say they've seen a huge increase in it in recent years ... since the fleshy fruit's become the 'in' thing. 

Sounds like Andi's case is a pretty bad one -- doctors had to reattach tendons and nerves.

Still, she fired off some quick, useful advice for anyone else trying to enjoy avocados.

Lil Scrappy Car Wreck on Video ... 911 Call Released Too

6/7/2018 12:41 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Scrappy's car crash this past weekend was caught on camera ... and, judging by the footage, the rapper is lucky to be alive.

TMZ obtained surveillance footage of Scrappy's white Mercedes veering off the road in Aventura, FL, near Miami, and slamming into a utility pole ... grille first. Based on the clip, it's unclear what exactly caused Scrappy -- who cops listed as the driver -- to crash. 

Witnesses were quick to dial 911 too, and you can tell they were gravely concerned for Scrappy and his friend, Ca$ino Roulette, by the nature of the frantic call. Luckily, Aventura PD was quick to respond to the scene, as noted in the audio. 

As we reported ... Scrappy and his friend were hospitalized as a result of their injuries. The 'Love & Hip Hop' star also avoided any criminal charges in the matter. He blamed the crash on sleep deprivation. 

As for the Mercedes ... say goodbye to that thing. 

Lil Scrappy Avoids Criminal Charges For Now Over Nasty Car Crash

6/6/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Scrappy just got the same treatment from cops that Offset received after crashing his whip -- he won't be facing prosecution over the accident ... at least for now.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that police have closed their investigation into Scrappy's violent car wreck over the weekend -- which left him and a friend hospitalized and seriously injured. As we reported ... Scrappy says he doesn't remember the crash or the aftermath.

We're told cops didn't find any evidence of drugs or alcohol, and no other cars or witnesses were involved ... which led to their decision not to pursue criminal charges against the driver -- whom they believe was Scrappy.

What police did find, however, was nearby surveillance footage that captured the crash, which cops say shows Scrappy's car veering off the road, hitting a utility pole. Scrappy blamed it on exhaustion.

Here's the kicker ... although Scrappy won't be charged, sources say the case could be reopened if, God forbid, someone dies. Remember, Scrappy's friend, Ca$ino Roulette, was in ICU because his injuries were so serious.

Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

Dr. Phil Surveillance Vid of Skateboarder Crash ... Shows Dude Appeared Fine

6/5/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The guy who claims Dr. Phil badly injured him when his car allegedly plowed into him has some explaining to do ... because we got the surveillance video and he didn't seem hurt at all.

TMZ has obtained video of the October incident, which shows Dr. Phil trying to pass a van in front of him on the way out of the Universal Studios parking structure. You see him pull around the van ... coming in contact with the skateboarder.

The impact seems pretty mild -- and the skateboarder was able to get up and shake Dr. Phil's hand. As we previously reported, the skateboarder told Phil he was fine, but after a passerby called paramedics, he told the EMT's he was injured. 

As we reported ... the skateboarder was gearing up to sue Dr. Phil, claiming he experienced pain and injuries after the fact. We've reached out to the alleged victim's attorney, John H. Mardoyan, who tells us ... "After viewing the video footage, we have decided to no longer represent Terrence Bembury in the matter."

Case closed.

Lil Scrappy Hospitalized After Nasty Car Wreck ... Found Disoriented, Injured

6/4/2018 2:37 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Lil Scrappy was hospitalized this weekend after being found nearly unconscious and seriously jacked up following a horrific car accident he was involved in ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the 'Love & Hip Hop' star tell us Scrappy was cruising along early Sunday morning with a friend as they were leaving the King of Diamonds strip club in Miami. We're told Scrappy believes his buddy fell asleep at the wheel, however cops list Scrappy as the driver in the crash. Either way ... they slammed into a pole, totaling the car.

According to the traffic crash report -- obtained by TMZ -- Scrappy and his pal, Ca$ino Roulette, were found outside of the car and on the ground when authorities arrived. Neither could coherently explain what had happened. The report also notes there were no witnesses ... and no citations issued. Cops say the car was probably driving too fast for the conditions.

Scrappy eventually came to at a hospital, but sources say he doesn't remember who found him or how he got there. We're told he is seriously injured, with a broken foot that needs to be operated on. We're told his friend, Ca$ino, is in ICU ... Scrappy is not. 

Scrappy's famous mother, Momma Dee, and his wife, Bambi, are currently at his bedside as he recovers.

After the accident, Scrappy took to social media, saying, "@casinoroulette in here hurt too we f***ed up but God saved our lives #Godisgreat #Mercy #Grace."

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