Entries in Stroke (5)


Michael Jackson’s Father, Joe Jackson, Suffers Stroke

GV Cruz/WireImage(LAS VEGAS) -- Michael Jackson’s 83-year-old father, Joe Jackson, said he has suffered a stroke.

He is being treated at an unspecified hospital in Las Vegas.

“I will be fine and I am going home tomorrow,” Jackson told ABC News.

The Jackson family has suffered from other health woes recently.

Matriarch Katherine Jackson’s doctor, in July, recommended she leave Los Angeles because “her health was really bad,” her son, Randy Jackson, told Good Morning America.

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Report: Jennifer Aniston's Mother Suffers a Stroke

Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Aniston's mother has suffered a stroke and is in serious condition, according to a report by Britain's Daily Mail.

Aniston reportedly visited her 75-year-old mother, Nancy Dow, at a Los Angeles hospital over the weekend after Dow suffered the stroke.  The actress' rep would only tell the Daily Mail, "This is a private family matter."

Aniston was once estranged from her mother after Dow released a tell-all book about the former Friends actress.

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Springsteen Delivers Eulogy at Clarence Clemons' Memorial Service

Harry Scott/Redferns(PALM BEACH, Fla.) -- Bruce Springsteen delivered the eulogy at a Tuesday memorial service for his late saxophonist, Clarence Clemons, reports the Palm Beach Post.

Clemons, who lived in Palm Beach County, Florida, died Sunday due to complications from a stroke.

The 69-year-old horn player was remembered at a private service attended by 200 family members and close friends, including members of Springsteen's E Street Band and Jackson Browne.  Browne and Clemons teamed up in 1985 for a hit duet, "You're a Friend of Mine."

According to the Post, Clemons' widow, Victoria, also spoke at the memorial, and Springsteen, Browne and the band members performed.  The service was followed by a private reception.

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Clarence Clemons Reportedly 'Responsive' after Stroke

Harry Scott/Redferns(NEW YORK) -- A spokesperson for the E Street Band tells ABC News Radio that they currently don't have any information about the health of Clarence "Big Man" Clemons, who suffered a stroke on Sunday.  But reports indicate that the horn player may be improving.

A "close friend" of Clemons told the Springsteen fan site Backstreets that the saxophonist seems to be out of the woods.

The source told the website, "Yesterday, it did not look good at all.  Today...miracles are happening.  His vital signs are improving.  He's responsive.  His eyes are welling up when we're talking to him.  He was paralyzed on his left side, but now he's squeezing with his left's nothing short of miraculous."

Meanwhile, Lady Gaga has called on her fans to support Clemons -- who played on her current single "Edge of Glory" -- in his recovery.

She tweeted, "Little monsters, my very close friend...Clarence Clemons is very sick. Can we all make some get well videos?" 

Later on Monday, she tweeted that she was in bed with her mother "thinking about Clarence," and added, "I can't wait for you to see the beautiful video we made together. He's a really special person."

That would be the "Edge of Glory" video, which has yet to have an announced premiere date.

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E Street Band's Clarence Clemons Suffers a Stroke

Harry Scott/Redferns(NEW YORK) -- Saxophonist Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band has reportedly suffered a stroke. says it has confirmed an earlier report from that Clemons is "seriously ill after a stroke at his home in Florida." says it has no information about the severity of the stoke, but has independently confirmed Clemons did suffer one.

Clemons has suffered a number of medical ailments over the past several years, including spinal fusion surgery and two knee replacements.  The Big Man was scheduled to play the national anthem for game 2 of the NBA Finals last week, but had to cancel due to a hand injury.

Just last month, the sax player joined Lady Gaga on the American Idol stage to perform "Edge of Glory," one of two songs Clemons is featured in on Gaga's Born This Way album.  Clemons last performed with The Boss and the E Street Band in December 2010 at Asbury Park's Carousel House for a special web broadcast.

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