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Tim Tebow & Shaq Visit Orlando Shooting Victims ... 'Stay Strong'

6/21/2016 8:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Tim Tebow, Shaq, Johnny Damon and Kaka helped to lift a few spirits in Orlando this week -- visiting several Pulse shooting victims in the hospital ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We spoke with a rep for the Orlando Regional Medical Center who tells us Shaq, Kaka and Damon all came on the same day -- and visited with several patients. 


Tebow -- who had been on a family vacation -- came as soon as he got back.

A rep for Tebow tells us, "Timmy has a lot of relationships in Orlando. Family. Friends. He wants to do what he can."

Tebow was accompanied by Gov. Rick Scott -- who organized the celebrity appearances. We're told Scott felt the athletes would help boost morale ... and we're told he couldn't have been more right. 

You can see in the video ... the recovering patients were excited to meet the sports stars -- and the sports stars were clearly touched and inspired by the patients. 


Selma Blair Outburst on Flight Removed by Stretcher

6/20/2016 4:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0620-selma-blair-tmz-02Selma Blair was taken off a Delta flight Monday on a stretcher after losing control ... TMZ has learned.

Witnesses on a flight from Cancun, Mexico to LAX tell us, Blair was in first class and drinking wine. The witnesses say it appeared she combined something -- perhaps medication -- with her glass of wine.

We're told she suddenly started crying, "He burns my private parts. He won't let me eat or drink."

The witnesses say she continued, "He beats me. He's going to kill me."

We're told 2 nurses on board came over to help and checked her bags for pills.

Our sources say the pilot radioed ahead and told the tower there was a passenger on board who had been mixing alcohol and meds.

When the plane landed medical personal boarded the plane and took Blair off on a stretcher. She was taken to a nearby hospital. 

Oakland PD Fan Pushed Off 2nd Deck ... During Fight at NBA Finals

6/20/2016 6:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0620-cavs-warriors-game-seven-oakland-police-investigation-railing-push-GETTY-01The Oakland PD says it's on the hunt for the person who allegedly pushed a fan off the 2nd deck at Oracle Arena during Game 7 Sunday night ... in an incident that left the victim in critical condition. 

Cops say they believe the victim and the suspect were fighting in the stands -- unclear why -- with a man in his early 20s getting shoved over the rail ... and suffering serious injuries in the process. 

One witness tweeted that she saw blood coming out of the victim's ears. 

The man was transported to the hospital -- and officials say he's now in critical but stable condition.

Cops say they are looking through surveillance footage and talking to witnesses to try to find the suspect. So far, no arrests have been made. 

UFC's 'Cyborg' Justino Spider Bite was No Joke ... Needed Major Medical Attention

6/18/2016 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Cris "Cyborg" Justino says her black widow bite was so bad, she required hospital care ... but says she's confident she'll resume MMA training as early as next week. 

As we previously reported, Cyborg was bit by the venomous spider while gardening at her L.A. home last week. 

Cyborg says she didn't realize what bit her at first -- but the wound got really bad and painful ... and she finally went to the hospital when she began to feel extremely sick. 

The good news ... Cyborg says after a brief stay at the hospital, she feels much better -- and can't wait to fight again.

Ron Lester Billy Bob from 'Varsity Blues' Critical Condition

6/17/2016 12:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0617-billy-bob-varsity-bluesRon Lester -- who famously played Billy Bob in "Varsity Blues" -- is hospitalized in critical condition and it doesn't look good ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We've confirmed the 45-year-old actor is hospitalized in Dallas. Multiple people connected to Lester tell us he's been there for roughly 4 months and his health has been in a steady decline. 

Lester had revealed he was hospitalized back in November due to liver issues. We're told there were also problems with his kidneys. 

He also reached out to TMZ back in January and told us he was having complications with his heart ... but seemed to be in good spirits and even joked about the situation. 

Lester shot to fame as the lovable heavyset lineman in the 1999 football flick ... starring alongside James Van Der Beek, Paul Walker and Scott Caan. He also appeared in "Not Another Teen Movie" and "CSI: NY."

Lester battled weight issues for years -- reportedly weighing as much as 508 pounds before undergoing gastric bypass surgery in 2001. He lost nearly 350 pounds after that. 


Meat Loaf Rep Claims Dehydration Behind Concert Collapse

6/17/2016 7:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Meat Loaf's scary collapse during a show in Canada Thursday was triggered by severe dehydration ... so claims a spokesperson for the singer.

The singer collapsed Thursday night during his encore performance of "I'd Do Anything For Love."

Meat Loaf was taken to a local hospital and underwent tests ... his vital signs are stable but he's still hospitalized.

It's a little weird ... Meat Loaf just cancelled a bunch of concerts because of some sort of undisclosed illness. He also just cancelled his Saturday night show in Alberta. 


Meat Loaf Collapses Onstage Mid-Performance

6/16/2016 9:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0617-meatloaf-makeme01crazy-01Meat Loaf collapsed onstage while performing in front of a Canadian crowd.

The 68-year-old rocker was at the Jubilee Auditorium Thursday night in Edmonton when he hit the floor in the middle of "I'd Do Anything for Love," and lay motionless onstage.

The video is intense ... panic sets into the crowd as they realize the severity of the situation ... and one of the roadies tries to rally everyone with applause.

Meat Loaf recently canceled a string of shows for an undisclosed illness ... his current condition is unclear.

Story developing ... 

Richard Simmons Lots of Medical Info During 911 Call

6/17/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The 911 Richard Simmons emergency was rooted in some medical problem ... which is clear from the heavily redacted emergency call.

TMZ has obtained the 911 call from June 3rd, and it's apparent whatever the emergency, it's covered by patient privacy. 

Simmons' people say he was just dehydrated, but that's a little curious because it doesn't seem that information would be redacted.

TMZ broke the story ... Simmons was incoherent when paramedics arrived. He spent 3 days in the hospital before being released. 


UFC's 'Cyborg' Justino Suffers Black Widow Bite ... 'A Lot of Pain'

6/16/2016 2:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0616-cris-cyborg-instagram-01Apparently, she's human after all ... 'cause UFC superstar Cris "Cyborg" Justino says she's in all sorts of pain after being bit by a BLACK WIDOW SPIDER!!

Cyborg says she was working in her garden last week when the spider appeared and sunk its fangs into the fighter's leg -- causing a nasty wound.

"My leg is in a lot of pain," Cyborg says. 

Cyborg says she went to the doctor and got antibiotics and cream for the bite wound. 

FYI, the black widow is one of the most venomous spiders in North America. 



Lil Wayne Out of the Hospital Business as Usual

6/14/2016 2:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0614_lil_wayne_tmzLil Wayne is back on the road, and not slowing down at all ... after getting treated for the seizures he suffered on board his private jet.

Our Weezy sources tell us he checked out of the Omaha hospital on Tuesday and immediately made a beeline out of town -- despite having made 2 emergency landings on Monday when the seizures started.

We're told Wayne is not cancelling any shows -- his next one is scheduled for Saturday in Kansas City. As we told you ... Wayne was seen double-cupping a lot of codeine syrup Sunday night in Milwaukee. 

It's unclear if his latest seizures were brought on by lean -- like they were 3 years ago -- but, for now, Wayne doesn't seem worried.

Lil Wayne Seizure Forces Emergency Landing

6/13/2016 1:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


2:28 PM PT -- Wayne has been transported to a hospital by ambulance.

2:00 PM PT -- We're told Lil Wayne just suffered ANOTHER seizure after refusing medical attention and going back onto his private jet. We're told his plane was in the air for minutes when the 2nd seizure occurred ... and was forced to land in Omaha once again.

Our sources say Wayne once again lost consciousness ... and the paramedics are treating him on the aircraft.


Lil Wayne suffered a seizure during a cross-country flight, forcing his private jet to make an emergency landing in Nebraska ... TMZ has learned.

Wayne was flying from Milwaukee to California when the seizure struck -- and we're told he'd blacked out when the pilot put the jet down Monday afternoon in Omaha.

Paramedics are at the airstrip right now, and Wayne is alert again. As of 1:30 PM PT ... we're told he's refusing medical treatment.  

TMZ broke the story, the same thing happened to Weezy in 2012 ... when his private jet made emergency landings two days in a row. He also suffered seizures in 2013 -- one of which was nearly fatal.

Wayne has said he's epileptic and has suffered seizures since childhood. Years ago he said he quit drinking lean because of the seizures, but last night in Milwaukee he was double-cupping in plain sight. 

Lawrence Taylor Bloody Injuries After Wife's Domestic Violence Arrest

6/10/2016 11:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0610_lawrence_taylor_injuries_launchLawrence Taylor had a bloody gash in the back of his head after the alleged domestic violence incident that lead to his wife's arrest.

TMZ Sports obtained these photos, taken by police who responded to the Taylors' home last week in Pembroke Pines, FL. In the pics you can see a "3-inch laceration" in the back of the NFL great's head.

The pics also show Lawrence with extremely bloodshot eyes. Police have said alcohol was a factor in the argument. LT did not want to press charges, but Lynette Taylor was arrested anyway and booked for battery and resisting arrest.

She's entered a not guilty plea.


Telemundo Reporter Takes Punch to Head '¡Ay Dios Mio!'

6/10/2016 10:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


4:50 PM PT -- A station spokesperson tells TMZ Iris "is ok and is understandably taking some time off to recover."

update_grey_gray_barA Telemundo reporter was viciously punched in the head Wednesday on live TV.

Iris Delgado was at the tail end of her live shot at Philadelphia City Hall when a woman sauntered up to her and said, "Excuse me, excuse me." It's unclear what set the woman off, but the punch is painful to watch. She was punched 3 times and pulled to the ground.

You hear the anchor say, "¡Ay Dios mio!" (Oh my God).

Law enforcement tells us Iris complained of pain to the right side of her head. 

The attacker was arrested.

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