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Prez Obama Please, Take My Doctor ... Reporter Faints

12/16/2016 1:18 PM PST
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President Obama's year-end news conference made at least one reporter queasy.

The Prez stopped right in the middle of talking to reporters about Aleppo ... when he saw the commotion around a female journalist in the White House press briefing room.

Obama even ordered his personal doctor to help the woman as she had to be escorted out of the room. Dr. Ronny Jackson was Johnny-on-the-spot.

This was the President's last gathering with reporters before he leaves on vacation. He and the First Family are jetting out to Hawaii for the holidays.

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FOX Anchor Scooter Wipe Out, Live! TV and Face Injured

12/13/2016 2:22 PM PST

Check out the Christmas gift that's a guaranteed SMASH hit -- if you let FOX 11's Lisa Breckenridge drive it, anyway.

The KTTV anchor was part of a "Good Day L.A." segment Tuesday about the hottest gift ideas for the season, and she just couldn't resist hopping on a scooter that goes up to 25 mph.

Looks like she got up to at least 20 mph before trashing some pricey studio equipment -- and possibly her face -- on live TV.

Actually, Lisa looked okay in the back of an ambulance afterward. All's well that ends with a hot firefighter, right? 

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'American Idol' Contestant Sues Show You Blew Out My Ear

12/12/2016 4:53 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

1212_Michael-Simeon_gettyAn "American Idol" contestant got an earful from the show ... and now he's suing because the show screwed up his hearing so much it all but ruined his music career.

Michael Simeon claims he was fitted for an earpiece during his 2014 stint on the show and it caused him immediate, excruciating pain. When he pleaded for the audiologist to remove it, Simeon claims she yanked it out of his ear with such ferocity, it took out a portion of his eardrum.

To add insult to literal injury, Simeon says he was writhing in pain and all producers did was send him to a room where he sat for 5 agonizing hours.

Simeon says he was treated for tympanoplasty and hasn't performed at nearly the same level ever since. He finished in the top 24 that year of season 14.

He doesn't say how much he wants, but he's clearly gunning for a lot.

Hailee Steinfeld Autograph Hound Needs Ambulance! After Lamest Shove Ever

12/6/2016 5:45 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

One Hailee Steinfeld autograph seeker got an ambulance ride from LAX, but video of the incident makes it seem like he might deserve an Oscar.

Our photog was on the scene as Hailee walked to her car, and the autograph seeker persistently buzzed around her. The dude desperately wanted her Jane Hancock, but Hailee's handler wasn't having it and did get a little physical.

We caught the whole thing on video, and while it didn't seem like mortal combat -- the guy ended up needing medical assistance.

The handler had to talk to cops, and the autograph seeker was writhing in pain in the ambulance.

We don't know if anyone's faking here. We're just saying watch the video ...

Kanye West Meds Are the Issue

12/3/2016 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

1201-kanye-west-tmzKanye West is out of the hospital but not out of the woods, and it all stems from the rapper's erratic pattern of taking his meds ... sources connected with the family tell TMZ.

Our sources say Kanye has long suffered from psychological issues controllable by medication. We're told Kanye is steady on his meds, but deviated from the prescribed dosage ... and that's what led to the downward spiral and eventual mental breakdown.

It's still unclear if Kanye flat-out stopped taking some of the pills or just decided to take different amounts -- but we're told he made the biggest changes in the wake of Kim's Paris robbery. Doctors were able to keep Kanye in the hospital for 8 days, and during that time were able to medicate him, and get him more stable.

We're told he's getting outpatient treatment and he's okay right now, but since he's not under 24/7 observation ... it's up to him to stay on the correct dosage.

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Rob Gronkowski Dr. Oz Explains Back Injury ... Here's Why He Needs Surgery

12/3/2016 12:35 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Here's Dr. Oz dumbing down Rob Gronkowski's season-ending back injury, 'cause we know all that medical talk can be confusing sometimes.

Gronk left the Pats v. Jets last Sunday due to a herniated disc ... and now that the team announced that he's having season-ending surgery, Oz explains why the Pro Bowl TE won't be able to contribute to New England's Super Bowl run.

Long story short ... Gronk is in a lot of pain, but Oz believes he should be fine in a few months.

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Wayne Brady Sorry I Missed My Show ... I Had Too Much Soul Food

12/2/2016 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Wayne Brady was surprisingly MIA for opening night of his new play, but he's got an excuse we can all relate to -- he ate way too much on Thanksgiving. Seriously.

We asked Wayne why he missed his debut in "Merrily We Roll Along" Wednesday night, and he told us -- despite rumors of a more serious injury -- it was something way more embarrassing.

Brady assured us and all his fans there's no reason to worry, though ... he's already recovered and will be onstage at the Bram Goldsmith Theater in Bev Hills Friday night.

HoneyBaked Ham be damned.

Kanye West Concerts On Hold ... Indefinitely

12/1/2016 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

1130_kanye_west-tmzKanye West is not committing to any concerts after the first of the year, and there is no date set for when he'll return to the stage ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with Kanye tell us he is in a fragile state and needs medical and psychological help to become healthy again. There is no way of projecting a date when Kanye will have fully recovered, and as a result all of his Saint Pablo Tour shows are on hold.

As we reported ... Kanye canceled all concerts through the end of 2016 just hours before he suffered a mental breakdown. At the time, he planned to get back on the road early in 2017, but now all bets are off.

Our sources are quick to add Kanye could bounce back before the new year, but it's just too early to tell.

At least there's good news in the financial department. As TMZ first reported, Kanye has an insurance policy that covers his profits and obligations as a result of concert cancellations.

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Kanye West Checks Out of Hospital Back at Home

11/30/2016 3:12 PM PST
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1129-kanye-west-tmz-03Kanye West is out of UCLA Medical Center after more than a week of treatment for his mental breakdown.

TMZ has confirmed Kanye is at home with Kim Kardashian and their kids. We're told he left the hospital under the care of Kim, and his personal physician, Dr. Michael Farzam ... who called 911 the day Kanye was admitted.

As we reported ... Kanye suffered what people close to him say was a "nervous breakdown," triggered in large part by the anniversary of his mother's funeral.

Our sources say Kanye is not out of the woods ... he needs ongoing psychological and medical treatment.

X17 first reported Kanye getting out.

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Anthony Munoz Welcomes Derek Carr to the Gnarly Pinky Club

11/28/2016 11:52 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Hey, Derek Carr ... 

Want some NFL advice on how to handle a nasty pinky injury straight from an NFL Hall of Famer? 

Good news ... Bengals legend Anthony Munoz has some first(disfigured)hand knowledge for ya!

Munoz has an AWESOMELY grotesque pinky from his playing days (it still points sideways) -- and says he appreciates Carr's toughness for playing through Sunday's injury. 

Munoz has nothing but respect for the QB -- and even dishes out some pointers (ha) on how to make sure the finger heals properly. 

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NKOTB Fan Sues ... I'm Not Hip Anymore!!!

11/28/2016 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

1121_nkotb_wellsfargo_compositeNew Kids On The Block is getting a little long in the tooth, judging from its fans, because one of them says she fell during a concert and broke her hip.

The lady says she was swaying to the music at Philly's Wells Fargo Center last year when she slipped on liquid and landed on her butt, fracturing her left hip. She says the injuries were debilitating.

New Kids are not being sued ... just the venue, for not mopping up the liquid.  

As for her damages ... she says they're severe -- physical and psychological pain, loss of life's pleasures, etc.

Kanye West Hospitalized Handcuffed in Ambulance

11/21/2016 5:32 PM PST
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1121_kanye_west_tmz-15bKanye West has been taken to UCLA Medical Center for psychiatric evaluation.

According to law enforcement sources ... cops responded to a call for a welfare check on Kanye around 1:20 PM PT. He was at his trainer Harley Pasternak's home at the time and was "acting erratically."

We're told police called L.A. Fire, and by the time paramedics arrived Kanye was calmer ... but still resistant to going to the hospital. We're told everyone -- his management and law enforcement -- convinced him it was best he go. Law enforcement sources tell us Kanye was handcuffed to a gurney during transport to the hospital ... as standard protocol. 

We got Pasternak outside his house late Monday evening. If he knows how Kanye's doing, he's not saying much.

Sources connected to Kanye tell us he was getting checked out by one of his doctors for severe sleep deprivation while he was at Pasternak's place ... and someone decided to call police.

The hospitalization comes on the heels of Kanye abruptly cancelling the remainder of his Saint Pablo Tour, and launching into a verbal attack on Jay Z and Beyonce.

As we told you, Kim Kardashian flew to NYC early Monday for her first public event since the Paris robbery ... but she's now officially bailed. It's a good bet she's wheels up for L.A. 

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The Game $7 Million Excuse ... My Tooth Hurts, Ask My Dentist

11/21/2016 1:47 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

1121-the-game-doc-launch-tmz-wm-2The Game tried to delay his sexual assault trial at the 11th hour but the judge shot down his request ... and now the rapper's pointing to a couple bad infections as the reason for his last-ditch effort.

Sources close to the rapper tell us Game's dentist drew up a letter last week -- obtained by TMZ -- outlining exactly why Game shouldn't travel to Illinois for the trial ... pointing to a severe tooth infection digging into Game's sinus ... resulting in a severe infection.

The letter obviously didn't work -- the case continued and, as we reported, Game lost and was ordered to fork over $7.13 million to Priscilla Rainey.

The rapper's manager, Wack 100, tells us they're appealing the decision.

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