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Full Recovery Uncertain

After Neck Injury in Seth Rollins Match

9/21/2015 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sting is recovering at home Monday, after sustaining a serious neck injury ... so serious doctors are not able to give a long-term prognosis, TMZ Sports has learned. 

Sting was seriously hurt Sunday night in the WWE championship match against Seth Rollins. We're told he was injured several times during the match,  the most serious being the powerbomb against the turnbuckle which caused the neck injury. 

Our wrestling sources tell us, doctors did a CAT scan at the hospital Sunday and thankfully there were no fractures. Sting was released Monday afternoon and is on his way home.  He's able to walk but is in significant pain.

Sting's manager says the wrestler is in "remarkable health and resiliency," especially for his age ... 56.

The manager says, "The greatest damage to his body took place before the match was over, but being the true professional he is and among the hardest workers to ever step foot in the ring, he insisted to see the match through to the end."


Quincy Jones


For Chest Pains

9/17/2015 8:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0917_quincy_jones_tmzLegendary music producer Quincy Jones was rushed to an L.A. hospital Thursday for chest pains ... TMZ has learned. 

Law enforcement tells TMZ, 82-year-old Jones was at his home in Bel-Air when he fell ill. An ambulance was called at 1:20 PM, and he was taken to a local hospital.

Quincy's rep tells TMZ, "Quincy had some shortness of breath and in an abundance of caution he went in for observation. He is fine."

Jones has 27 Grammys to his name and was huge in the success of Michael Jackson -- producing the albums "Thriller," "Bad" and "Off The Wall." He was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.


Jason Pierre-Paul

No Finger, No Problem ...


9/15/2015 6:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Giants fans looking for a boost, look no further than this video of Jason Pierre-Paul -- ON HIS GRIND, in the gym, and apparently ... ready to bounce back from his horrific hand injury.

The G-Men's former all-pro defensive end posted a video of himself running sprints with a sled strapped to his waist. Dude's hauling weight too ... about 270 pounds!

It's the first time JPP's been seen without a huge cast on his hand since 4th of July weekend, when he blew off at least one finger from his right hand in a firework accident. Hard to tell from the video if he's still sporting any bandages.

So, does this mean Jason's on the verge of a comeback? In the post he says, "God can turn any situation around for the better. Your hard times will lead to the best times of your life. Don't believe the hype ... Be back soon! #90PC #ImAFighter #PutMeInCoach" 

And every Giants fan said, "Amen!"  Especially after Sunday night's disaster.



Push It Real Good ...

Go Down HARD!

9/15/2015 9:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Salt-N-Pepa's 90s Fest appearance was a serious hit for Pepa ... who took a NASTY fall while trying to bust out some daredevil moves on a wet stage. 

The rap duo was performing Saturday night in Brooklyn, and while "Sweet Child O' Mine" was blaring ... Pep tried jumping between speakers at the front edge of the stage.

She did NOT make it very far.

Gotta give her props though ... Pepa popped up quickly -- and she tells us she walked away with just a few bruises on her legs.


Collapses During

Auto Show Presentation

9/15/2015 8:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

BMW CEO Harald Krueger collapsed Tuesday while giving a presentation at a news conference at the Frankfurt International Motor Show.

Krueger was just beginning his remarks when he stumbled backwards a few steps before falling down.

A BMW spokesperson said Krueger was fine ... he was simply under the weather from excessive traveling.

Chris Cornell

Burned On Music Video Set

in Mock Hanging

9/15/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0914-chris-cornell-chemical-burn-TMZ-01Chris Cornell took a turn as a stuntman on his latest music video and it ended with the rocker suffering severe burns.

It went down while Cornell was shooting the video for "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart." Production sources tell us the Soundgarden frontman insisted on doing his own stunts in the "Deadwood"-like video.

The big stunt ...  a liquid chemical singeing a noose tied around his neck in a mock hanging (check 2:50 in the video).

It didn't go as planned and they were forced to do it several times ... with the chemicals eventually rubbing off on his neck and leaving the crooner with 2nd degree burns.

Don't worry groupies ... it didn't affect his gorgeous chiseled face.


Ronny Turiaf

Moses Malone Reminds Me

... Life's Too Short for the Bulls**t

9/14/2015 1:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ex-Laker Ronny Turiaf says the death of Moses Malone at only 60-years-old ... hit very close to home for him ... since he too has dealt with life-threatening heart issues.

Turiaf was in L.A. Sunday night, and he opened up about Malone's legendary game -- and said it immediately reminded him about his 2005 open heart surgery. Seems Ronny assumed Malone had gone by heart attack, since he wasn't that old.

Turns out he was right. We broke the story ... the Medical Examiner says Malone died from heart disease.

On a lighter note -- former NBA star John Salley reminisced about ballin' against the "Chairman of the Boards."

Moses Malone

Cause of Death ... Heart Disease

9/14/2015 8:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0914-moses-malone-getty-01NBA great Moses Malone died due to a severe hardening of his arteries ... TMZ Sports has learned.

The Medical Examiner's Office in Norfolk, VA tells us Malone suffered from hypertension and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The condition likely induced a fatal heart attack or stroke.

60-year-old Malone, one of basketball's greatest centers of all time, died Sunday morning in a Norfolk hotel. Paramedics arrived, and tried to revive him, but were unsuccessful.

Malone, known as the "Chairman of the Boards" ... played 19 years in the NBA, and was a Hall of Fame inductee in 2001.


'Bachelorette' Star JJ Lane

Someone Almost Bit My Finger Off

During Hockey Game

9/10/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

JJ-Lane-INJURY-tmz-wm.JPG"​The Bachelorette" star JJ Lane got bit so badly during a hockey game he almost lost his finger.

JJ was on the ice Tuesday in Denver. He checked a guy, pinning him against the boards, when the opposing player went loco, chomping down on JJ's pinky.

One of JJ's teammates sprung into action, bashing the aggressor on the back with his hockey stick until the guy released JJ's digit.

JJ went to the ER where doctors cleaned out the bloody mess and splinted it up.

JJ's had a spate of bad luck lately ... he was hospitalized back in July after allegedly being jumped by gang members.



Virginia Live TV Shooter

Death Photo Shopped

9/7/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0904-vester-flanagan-bryce-williams-twitter-01Someone snuck a picture during the autopsy of Vester Flanagan, the man who shot and killed a Virginia reporter and cameraman, and it's being shopped around to the media.

We were contacted by someone who sent the pic, taken on an autopsy table. We passed, but whoever called seems determined to make a quick buck.

The photo is pretty gruesome ... taken mid-autopsy with a slit open chest. It looks like the person who took the pic lifted the sheet for a better view.

We sent the pic over to the Northern Virginia Medical Examiner and they confirmed the pic is not anything taken for official purposes.

Justin Bieber

Fan Tripping At Concert Not My Fault!!!

9/6/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Justin Bieber is pulling the "what do you mean?" card on a New Jersey woman who's suing him after she tripped on a loose cable at one of his concerts. 

Bieber's camp is calling BS, saying there were NO electrical cables lying anywhere around where Sandy Ricketts was standing, during the 2013 "Believe Tour in Philly". They say if she hurt herself she has her own clumsiness to blame. 

In Bieber's legal docs, there's also an interesting reference to the fine print on the concert tickets, which say fans assume the risk of injuries when they attend. 

Ricketts says she was hurt bad ... severe and permanent injuries including a broken shoulder, busted lip that required surgery and a sprained wrist.

Bieber and company are asking a judge to throw the case out.

Rachel Uchitel

Major Brain Surgery Scheduled

9/5/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Rachel Uchitel will undergo surgery so major, her entire brain will be lifted off the cavity.

We're told Rachel has been suffering from back pain for years, but all treatment failed. She recently went to a surgeon who told her she had a condition called Chiari, a birth defect that causes brain tissue to settle into the spinal canal.

Tiger Woods' former GF will go in for surgery in 2 weeks, where doctors will cut a hole in the back of her head and lift the brain off the spinal canal.

Rachel's terrified but doctors say they're fairly confident ... 50% become symptom-free, 10-30% improve significantly and the rest don't.

So so Vegas odds, but doctors say she'll be ok. 

Jessica Alba's The Honest Company

Sued For Being

Not So Honest

9/3/2015 6:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


update_graphic_red_bar4:15 P.M. PST -- In a statement to People, Alba claimed the lawsuit was, "baseless and without merit." She says, "We strongly stand behind our products and the responsibility we have to our consumers.update_grey_gray_bar Jessica Alba's billion dollar The Honest Company is under fire after one angry customer says the company isn't too honest when labeling its products as "natural" ... according to a lawsuit.

The class action suit -- filed by Jonathan Rubin targets the brand's dish soap, hand soaps, surface cleaner and diapers. Rubin claims all of the products contain synthetic preservatives and should not be considered "natural" like THC claims. 

Rubin backs up his claims with studies from an environmental group who says the ingredients were considered to be potentially hazardous. 

And as one final burn ... Rubin says THC's sunscreen is ineffective after multiple users posted on blogs saying they became sunburned and blistered. 

He's asking for all profits generated from those products to be refunded to people who have purchased them -- a minimum of $5 million.


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