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Mel B Says She Severed Hand, Broke Ribs ... Emergency Surgery Required

12/10/2018 7:40 AM PST
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Talk about Scary Spice -- Mel B says she got sent straight to the hospital after an accident left her with a severed hand and broken ribs that required immediate surgery.

The Spice Girls member posted a photo of herself on the mend early Monday that featured her in a sling ... and a gruesome (yet vague) description of what happened. Mel says she required emergency care in London this weekend after suffering 2 broken ribs, a "severed" right hand ... and a heck of a lot of pain. It's unclear what caused this, but it sounds nasty.

Gary Madatyan, a close friend who has been in touch with Mel, tells TMZ, she was staying at a friend's house Saturday night. She was asleep in an upstairs bedroom when she woke up and decided to go downstairs. We're told the staircase was narrow and Mel lost her footing and fell.

Given her history of substance abuse, there are questions about the circumstances of the fall, however, Gary and Mel B's lawyer, Taline Boyamian, say neither drugs nor alcohol played a role. Boyamian says Mel was due to fly into L.A. Sunday and take a court-ordered drug test Monday. Boyamian says Mel has a pristine record of negative tests since testing began and is almost at the finish line.  

Mel thanks the doctors and nurses who are helping her recover through the ordeal, and says she was forced to cancel a book signing in New York because of the injuries. 

The upside ... the other Spice Girls (sans Posh) came to visit her in the hospital, and they all posed for a sweet photo together. Staying true to their tunes we see! 

As we reported ... the Spice Girls are embarking on a new U.K. tour next summer, for which the 4 active performers are set to make over $3 million each -- and possibly more if the show goes on.

Hopefully, Mel B is fully healed by the time she needs to hit the stage. Get well soon!

Ex-WWE Star Big Cass Suffers Seizure During Fan Meet & Greet

12/9/2018 8:36 AM PST

Big Cass had to be rushed to a hospital after collapsing and suffering a seizure at a pro wrestling event -- but several fans thought the drama was just part of the show.

Cass was scheduled to wrestle Saturday at Tommy Dreamer's House of Hardcore event in Philly. Several fans tell TMZ Sports ... the former WWE star was about to sit down for a fan meet and greet when the seizure began. We're told BC went down hard and was convulsing on the ground.

While one person did yell for medical attention, most of the fans stood around expecting another wrestler to charge into the scene. We're told they thought it was part of the show -- which also featured, David Arquette, BTW.

Luckily, medics and a doctor responded, the seizure subsided ... and it appears he did not hit his head when he collapsed. Big Cass was released from the WWE earlier this year, allegedly due to issues with alcohol. Dreamer told fans the seizure was not the result of substance abuse.

Cass wasn't able to wrestle, as scheduled, but he was awake and alert when he was transported to a hospital.

We're checking for an update on his condition.

Amy Schumer Posts Puking Vid ... This Pregnancy Thing is Great!!!

12/8/2018 10:35 AM PST

Amy Schumer is deep into her second trimester, and she's sharing all the joy and beauty that comes with expecting one's first child ... JK she's barfing in a public bathroom.

The comedian shared this unpleasant video Saturday morning, saying she "thought it might be fun" to see her throwing up ... so she set up the camera and proceeded to toss her cookies.

Amy says she had to throw up in a public restroom Friday too ... then did a show 90 minutes afterward.

Pregnancy's been a bitch for Schumer to say the least ... she was hospitalized last month for hyperemesis and says she's been even iller during trimester #2 than the first.

Fortunately, she made a full recovery after the last complication and was back to performing days later, but it looks like she's still dealing with more BS that comes with being pregnant than most.

Babies certainly are a blessing ... but ya gotta feel bad for Amy.

'L&HH' Star Baby Blue Brawls On Set!!! Allegedly Leaves Dude Needing Stitches

12/7/2018 12:40 AM PST
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Forget the 'Hotline' -- Pretty Ricky member, turned 'L&HH' star, Baby Blue allegedly put a guy in line at the ER when a fight broke out while shooting the reality show.

Eyewitnesses tell TMZ ... Baby Blue brawled with a guy named Dante Wednesday in Miami. Dante was helping BB's ex-fiancee, Michelle Carolus, move her stuff out of Blue's house. We're told Michelle -- who's one of the Double Dose Twins -- recently called off their engagement and wanted to bolt ASAP.

Blue wasn't cool with that, and our sources say things got physical and after the fight, Dante was left with a nasty gash. It was so bad, he needed to go to the hospital for stitches.

Cops were called, but law enforcement sources tell us both men were gone by the time they got there.

Sources close to the production tell us VH1 crew members were present to shoot a confessional with BB, but were not rolling when things got violent.

We've reached out to VH1 for comment, but haven't heard back yet.

Laila Ali Hits Pedestrian ... Victim Hospitalized with Injuries

12/4/2018 5:45 PM PST
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12/5 -- Laila released a statement ... saying she's okay and she's praying for the elderly man who was injured. Laila says the man was walking behind her car when she was backing up. Laila also says her 7-year-old daughter, Sydney, was in the car at the time of the accident. 

Laila Ali was involved in a serious accident in Calabasas that left a pedestrian seriously injured ... TMZ has learned.

The accident went down Tuesday afternoon in Calabasas. We're told Laila accidentally hit an elderly man while driving through the parking lot of a shopping center. Paramedics and L.A. County Sheriff's deputies quickly responded to the scene.

Medics treated the victim on the scene, but he was eventually taken by ambulance to a hospital and is in stable condition ... according to our law enforcement sources.

Muhammad Ali's daughter remained at the scene and spoke to Sheriff's deputies once they arrived. The former boxer -- turned host/actress/author -- was not arrested or cited, for now -- and we're told the Sheriff's Department is investigating this as an accident.

We've reached out to Laila's reps for comment, but haven't heard back yet.

Story developing ...  

'Little Women' Star Briana Renee Pickup Truck Cut Me Off!!! My Car's Destroyed

12/2/2018 10:12 AM PST
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3:46 PM PT -- We spoke to Briana who tells us her body's in a lot of pain but otherwise doing okay. She says she's waiting for the shock to settle and is currently being looked after in the hospital.

Briana Renee's car -- or what's left of it -- looks like she should've severely injured when she slammed into a pickup truck ... but by some miracle, she's okay.

TMZ obtained these pics of the ex "Little Women: LA" star's Audi after she got into a car wreck Friday in Temecula, CA. The front end of her ride, especially on the driver's side, is crushed. 

Brianna says she was doing about 35 MPH when a pickup truck unexpectedly turned left in front of her. She says the impact felt like hitting a brick wall. The car looks like she did, too.

Briana says her airbag did not deploy, but still ... she felt like an angel had unfolded a cushion to protect her from slamming into her steering wheel. She was alone in the car.

We're told she went to a hospital briefly to get checked out. She's home recovering now, but still "sore from head to back."  

Dog the Bounty Hunter Beth's Throat Cancer has Returned

11/27/2018 4:05 PM PST
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4:05 PM PT -- Sources tell TMZ, doctors who performed the surgery discovered her throat cancer has returned. Doctors say it's too early to give a prognosis, but it's serious. They're currently evaluating treatment options.     

2:01 PM PT -- A source tells us Beth's surgery has just ended, and she's now being taken into recovery. We're told her family will have a better idea of how the procedure went shortly. Beth Chapman -- wife of Dog the Bounty Hunter -- has been rushed to surgery to remove a life-threatening blockage in her throat ... TMZ has confirmed.

Sources tell us it became difficult for Beth to breathe overnight and she was rushed to Cedars-Senai Medical Center early Tuesday morning ... where doctors discovered a large mass in her throat. 

Our sources say Beth was just put under anesthesia within the last 30 minutes and her emergency surgery is about to begin. 

We saw Dog and Beth leaving Craig's in West Hollywood Monday night -- both seemed to be in great spirits -- with an interesting take on Tekashi69's bail situation. Clearly, things took a turn for the worse once they got home.

Beth underwent surgery last year to remove a cancerous tumor in her throat, which seemed to work. 

After her initial cancer diagnosis, Beth told RadarOnline.com, "I've stared down the devil more than once in my life but I've never faced a real life or death decision. My life has never been easy, and I surely don't expect it to start now. Still, I've never been a victim and I won't let cancer beat me."

The family's attorney, Andrew Brettler, tells us Beth's condition is serious and everyone is hoping for the best outcome. 

We're told Dog is by Beth's side at the hospital, and more family is on the way.

Originally Published -- 11:50 AM PST

UCF's McKenzie Milton Blood Flow Restored To Leg ... After Gruesome Injury

11/27/2018 12:13 PM PST
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UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton won't lose his leg after suffering a devastating knee injury last week ... his family announced Tuesday.

Milton dislocated his right knee after taking a vicious shot in a game against USF last Friday ... and there was some worry that the injury was so gruesome, he might lose his leg.

But, Milton's parents said in a statement that while there is nerve damage and he will later require reconstructive knee surgery ... blood flow has been restored to the leg.

"We want to thank the doctors and nurses at Tampa General Hospital and the University of South Florida and UCF medical staff and athletic trainers for their teamwork and prompt attention to McKenzie’s injuries," Milton's parents wrote.

"His blood flow has been restored to his right leg and his nerve is injured but intact. He is recovering and healing and is receiving the best medical care."

Mark and Teresa Milton added, "McKenzie and our entire family are so touched and grateful for the prayers, support, and well wishes. McKenzie is in good spirits and has a very positive attitude.”

UCF plays next in the American Athletic Conference Championship Game against Memphis on Saturday ... and Milton's family says the QB will be cheering them on.

The Golden Knights will give out 40,000 leis for fans to wear to honor the injured Hawaii native at the game.

WWE's Kairi Sane Diagnosed with Hand-foot-and-mouth Disease

11/27/2018 6:20 AM PST
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WWE superstar Kairi Sane -- former NXT women's champ -- says she's debating whether or not to go to the hospital after coming down with a case of hand-foot-and-mouth disease. 

Sane tweeted (translated from Japanese) -- "Although high fever went down, mysterious eczema in hands, feet and mouth this time ... Ouch."

"So when you go to the hospital (hand foot/mouth disease) do you?! (Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease as it is in the United States) If infants are examined Infants under 5 years old suffering illness. Why did you get in my body by mistaking a virus? Lol."

According to the Mayo Clinic, HF&M is a "mild, contagious viral infection common in young children" and it's usually characterized by sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet. 

Treatment? 

"There's no specific treatment for hand-foot-and-mouth disease. Frequent hand-washing and avoiding close contact with people who are infected with hand-foot-and-mouth disease may help reduce your child's risk of infection."

The good news ... Mayo says the symptoms should only last a few days. (Drink lots of water). 

The bad news ... it's highly contagious ... so stay away from Shayna Baszler!!! 

Todd Bridges of 'Diff'rent Strokes' KO'd in Vicious Neighbor Dispute!!!

11/26/2018 12:50 AM PST
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Here's what Willis was talkin' 'bout ... Todd Bridges getting knocked the hell out -- on camera no less -- while trying to be a nice guy, backing up a friend in need.

The "Diff'rent Strokes" star recently helped his wheelchair-bound neighbor evict a woman living at the guy's house in the San Fernando Valley. We're told Todd's neighbor had asked him for help in the past, and Todd obliged this time too.

Well, things escalated quickly. Todd and the woman's boyfriend got into a verbal altercation, and next thing ya know ... Todd got sucker punched and laid out. It's pretty crazy ... in this surveillance footage, obtained by TMZ, you can see Todd was totally dazed from the hit.

We're told the guy fled the scene, but no police report was filed. As for Todd ... he tells us in a statement ... "No one likes to be sucker punched, but I am glad that I was there to help my neighbor, who was faced with a potentially dangerous situation."

Todd added, "Much rather it was me, and not my neighbor."

Great guy, but we gotta believe Mr. D or Mrs Garrett (RIP on both counts) would've reminded Willis ... no good deed goes unpunished!

Laura Avila Texas Woman Dies After Botched Nose Job in Mexico

11/24/2018 1:43 PM PST
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Laura Avila, the Dallas realtor who ended up in a coma after a botched nose job procedure in Mexico, has died ... TMZ has learned.

Laura's death comes days after her family made the difficult decision to move her to hospice care, following deliberations with her medical team.

As we reported ... Laura slipped into a coma after surgeons in Ciudad Juarez botched her nose job by incorrectly administering anesthesia. She had gone south of the border for the procedure to save some money ... and was stuck there for 8 days before her family was able to transfer her back to Texas.

Laura's attorney, Larry Friedman, tells us ... "She had the best of life in front of her until this tragic, unfortunate and senseless death. So that her death is not in vain, people should think of Laura before they look for cross border discount surgery. They should do their homework and investigate the experience, training and track record of anyone BEFORE they sign up."

He adds ... "Always LOOK before you leap!"

Laura was 35.

Joe Theismann Couldn't Sleep After Alex Smith Injury ... 'It Got To Me'

11/19/2018 4:00 PM PST
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Joe Theismann says he was so shook after watching Alex Smith's brutal leg injury on Sunday, he couldn't sleep that night ... telling TMZ Sports it's brought back some painful memories. 

Joe was at FedExField on Sunday when Smith took a hit from J.J. Watt that snapped his fibula and tibia -- a compound fracture where the bone broke through the skin. 

Of course, Theismann was on the receiving end of a similar hit back in 1985 when Lawrence Taylor brutalized him on "Monday Night Football" ... causing the same injury. 

"It was so surreal yesterday in the stadium," Theismann told the guys on the TMZ Sports TV show ... "to have what happened to Alex on the day it happened to me 33 years ago."

Joe says the similarities between the two are eerie. 

"It was I think 166th game for Alex. Mine was 167. Basically, the same place on the field. Heck, I have a nephew named Alex Smith who's 33-years-old ... the whole thing is crazy."

Theismann says for the first time in his life, he couldn't really sleep after watching the injury in person -- saying, " I didn't really think this thing had bothered me as much as it did, and I think it probably got to me a little bit more."

Joe says he considers Smith a friend and plans on reaching out to the QB after giving him some space to deal with the injury. 

The big message for Smith -- Theismann says there's light at the end of the tunnel ... so don't give up hope. 

Check out the "TMZ Sports" show weeknights on FS1. 

Bob Barker Rushed to the Hospital Again ... For Severe Back Pain

11/18/2018 4:37 PM PST
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Bob Barker was rushed to the hospital for the second time in 2 months, but it sounds like it's another case of a bad back ... TMZ has learned.

The former "Price is Right" host was taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital by ambulance Sunday afternoon after suffering severe back pain at his Hollywood Hills home. 

His manager tells us Bob is doing better now that he's under a doctor's care, and that this most recent hospitalization comes as a result of severe back pain related to his 2017 fall. He's fallen at least one other time before -- a 2015 spill that split his head open.

We broke the story ... Bob was rushed to the ER this past October under similar circumstances. The 94-year-old was wheeled inside on a stretcher but seemed responsive.

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