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Brett Favre I Know I Can Play At NFL Level But I Don't Wanna Get Hit Anymore!

3/23/2017 11:52 AM PDT
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47-year-old Brett Favre says he KNOWS he still has the arm to compete in the NFL ... but he just doesn't wanna get hit anymore.

The ex-NFL star says he's flattered by ATL Falcons CB Robert Alford -- who strongly feels Favre could make a comeback after their workout in Louisiana this week ... but it ain't happening.

"I could still make the throws," Favre tells TMZ Sports ... "If they promise they won't hit me, I'll play."

There's more ... Favre says he's far more concerned about the longterm effects of concussions and is invested in multiple companies -- including Prevacus and Brock USA -- in the hopes of preventing and treating brain injuries.

Favre says he feels it's his "duty" to try and make the game better and safer for future NFL players and he's touring around with Sqor Sports in hopes of doing just that.

But, when it comes to his own family members playing the game he loves, Brett says he would "strongly discourage" his grandsons from playing football based on the medical information he has today.

"Yeah, you may make a good salary ... but what happens in the end if you have enough concussions? It may be a tragic end."

Matt Damon I'm Worried About David Price's Elbow

3/22/2017 1:09 PM PDT
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Forget about fracking for a second ... there's another MAJOR issue on Matt Damon's mind -- the ailing elbow of Red Sox ace David Price.

We got Matt out in NYC and talked a little Boston sports, first congratulating him on Tom Brady's jerseys getting recovered (Damon had nothing with it) then asking his level of excitement for the Sox season.

That's when Damon revealed his deepest darkest fears to us ... telling our guy he's worried about Price's injured elbow, which reports say could keep him out until late May.

Don't worry ... the Sox are still the Vegas favorites to win the AL. 

WWE's Jim Ross Wife Suffers Skull Fractures In Vespa Crash

3/21/2017 6:06 AM PDT
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update_graphic_red_bar8:55 AM PT -- The Norman Police Dept. tells TMZ Sports Ross was driving at 9:33 PM when she was struck from behind by a 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis.

Ross was thrown from her Vespa. Both the car and the scooter caught fire. 

The driver of the Mercury was a 17-year-old male. He was not injured in the crash. 

Officials say the crash is under investigation.  update_grey_gray_barWWE legend Jim Ross says his wife was hit while riding her Vespa and suffered multiple skull fractures ... and now he's praying for a miracle.

We spoke with Jim who tells us he's absolutely devastated. He says Jan was riding her Vespa to the gym near their home in Oklahoma when she was struck by another vehicle. 

Jim says Jan was not wearing her helmet and struck her head, causing multiple skull fractures. She was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition where she underwent surgery. 

Jim says the situation is "touch and go" at the moment. Jim says he's "hanging in there. It could be a tough day."

Ross tweeted about the situation, "My wife Jan, my little angel, was hit while riding her Vespa & has multiple skull fractures. She's in surgery now. We need a miracle."

Story developing ... 

Joey Badass Sued For Knocking Down 'Donald Trump'

3/21/2017 12:40 AM PDT
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A Donald Trump impersonator is suing rapper Joey Badass for pushing him off stage.

Phillip Wilburn, who's appeared on "Conan" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" before, says he was performing at an L.A. MTV event in September when Joey shoved him in the back with such force he fell off the stage.

Wilburn says he had to shell out $1k in medical expenses after the fall and might possibly need surgery so things could add up to $25k. He thinks he'll lose around $50k in lost profits due to his injuries.

Wilburn wants more than $1.5 million in damages. 

Check out the video of the incident.

Chuck Berry's Death Cops Responded to Cardiac Arrest Call

3/20/2017 12:56 PM PDT
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Cops rushed to Chuck Berry's house after getting a 911 call for someone having a heart attack.  

St. Charles County Police responded to find the rock 'n' roll legend unconscious and barely breathing at his home Saturday around 12:40 PM. Chuck was pronounced dead around 1:26 PM.

As we reported, his cause of death will be listed as natural causes

You can hear the dispatcher refer to Berry's pad as the "new big looking house" on the block. Fitting for one of rock's founding fathers. 

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Donald Trump Jr. 5-Year-Old Son Tristan Breaks Leg on Ski Slopes

3/20/2017 6:52 AM PDT
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0320-tristan-trump-baret-instagram-01Donald Trump Jr.'s son, Tristan, was taken to a hospital Sunday after breaking his leg in Aspen ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Secret Service accompanied the 5-year-old to the ER after he fractured his leg on the ski slopes.

Tristan was skiing with his family and Ivanka's family in Aspen over the weekend.

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Kat Graham Alleged Pot Brownie Trip Ends With 911 Call, Hospital Trip

3/19/2017 1:00 AM PDT
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0317-kat-graham-edibles-paramedics-high-TMZ_01update_graphic_red_barKat's reps say she merely had food poisoning from eating at a restaurant outside of the resort.update_grey_gray_barKat Graham got way too high, according to witnesses, and ended up in the hospital ... TMZ has learned.

"The Vampire Diaries" actress and singer was visiting Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa near Palm Springs last month when she allegedly started throwing up and passed out on a lawn. It wasn't food or booze that put her there though -- sources at the resort tell us she'd downed a cannabis brownie earlier in the day.

We're told Kat ran out of the resort's restaurant saying she didn't feel well and needed to go to the hospital. She puked, passed out, woke up and then hopped an ambulance to a hospital.

The resort's report said she was extremely paranoid, anxious and seeing things. Some people call that a really good trip ... not so much for Kat.

We reached out to her people, but no word back.

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Auntie Fee On Life Support After Massive Heart Attack

3/14/2017 8:37 PM PDT
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Internet cooking sensation Auntie Fee, also known as Chef Sista Girl, is fighting for her life after a massive heart attack.

We were first told by Fee's nephew Sosten Price and sister Ayesha that the 59-year-old died Tuesday after the medical emergency. However, we've now learned she's on life support surrounded by family at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center after being rushed by ambulance.

Auntie Fee, whose full name is Felicia O'Dell, went viral in 2014 after posting her recipes for "good ass chicken" and "sweet treats for the kids." She went on to appear in the movie "Barbershop 3." She also came to TMZ to hook us up with her recipes.

Story developing ...

Criss Angel My Kid & My Mom Saw Me Pass Out

3/13/2017 3:03 PM PDT
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Criss Angel wasn't pulling a publicity stunt when he passed out during his straight jacket act and says the proof is in the audience.

Criss told us his 82-year-old mom and his 3-year-old son were front and center at Friday night's Mindfreak Live! show in Vegas when his trick went horribly wrong. He insists he'd never do anything to scare them, especially his son who's battling leukemia.

As for what caused him to pass out ... Criss has his theory.

Lindsay Kay Hayward I Thought of Shaq During My Ambulance Ride

3/11/2017 1:46 PM PST
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Lindsay Kay Hayward had one specific person in mind during her ambulance ride to the hospital after a health scare ... fellow giant Shaquille O'Neal!

We got the "My Giant Life" star and 6'9" pro wrestler Friday in Vegas after she was hospitalized last week -- for what she thought was a blood clot in her lung -- and she's got a funny way of remembering her time on the stretcher.

Good to see Shaq helped Lindsay stay positive in what could have been a serious problem. Big folks gotta stick together ... in sickness and in health. 

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Criss Angel Rushed to ER After Magic Show Gone Wrong (UPDATE)

3/11/2017 6:21 AM PST
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update_graphic_red_bar6:15 PM PT -- We're told Criss will perform his Mindfreak Live! show tonight at the Luxor Hotel in Vegas as scheduled. However, it is still unclear if he will do the straight jacket act. 

2:34 PM PT -- A rep for Criss tells TMZ  he did in fact lose consciousness Friday night during his straight jacket act and was taken to the hospital for evaluation, where he was released. He's undergoing additional testing Saturday to see if he can perform for tonight's show. update_grey_gray_bar

Criss Angel was rushed to a Vegas ER Friday after passing out during a straight jacket act.

The famous illusionist was performing for his Mindfreak Live! gig Friday night at the Luxor Hotel, where eyewitnesses say the show was canceled 10 minutes into the opening act ... after Criss dangled upside down in a straight jacket and attempted to escape.

After spinning in vain for about 2 minutes, he was quickly lowered down and the curtain closed onstage. We're told he appeared unconscious as guests were ushered out. 

Criss was taken to Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center's emergency room about 4 miles away, and we're told he was discharged the same night. A source tells us he "walked out of here" sometime before 10 PM. 

We've reached out to reps at Luxor for more details on what went wrong during Criss's act ... so far, no word back. 

Jim Calhoun I Spoke with Cliff Robinson 'He's Resting & Recovering'

3/10/2017 7:58 AM PST
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Finally, some news on the health of ex-NBA star Cliff Robinson -- and it's good -- courtesy of Cliff's former college basketball coach Jim Calhoun

We spoke with the former UConn coach who tells us he spoke with Robinson yesterday ... following a medical emergency in Portland earlier this week that left him hospitalized. 

Information on Robinson's health has been minimal -- but Calhoun tells TMZ Sports he's confident the 50-year-old is on the road to recovery. 

"He's resting and recovering," Calhoun said ... "But he had something sitting on the couch, something happened to him medically. They're working on that now. Yesterday he was on the improvement side, which is great news."

Calhoun wouldn't reveal specifics about what caused Robinson's condition but says, "Very simply, he had a situation that came out of nowhere. For a young man, very unusual."

We asked if the prognosis was good ... he replied, "Yes, it is. But like I said, what he had was very unusual for a young guy."

Get well soon, Cliff. 

'Harry Potter' Actor Barely Survives Broken Neck In Head-On Car Crash

3/8/2017 6:13 PM PST

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Jim Tavaré -- best known for playing Tom the Innkeeper in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" -- is in ICU after suffering a broken neck and punctured lung in a nasty car accident.

The 54-year-old actor and comedian also broke 15 ribs and has fractures in his right leg and breastbone ... according to his wife, Laura ... who posted hospital pics. It's unclear where the head-on crash took place.

Laura wrote on Tuesday ... "Jim has asked me to let you all know that he was involved in a serious car accident yesterday, a head-on collision ... He’s had two blood transfusions so far and is about to go in for his first surgery.”

Jim was able to give a thumbs up. Laura hasn't posted an update on his condition.

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