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Garbo 2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 10:14 AM
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20. UPDATE: Report not true, per Angelou's representatives.
TMZ was the only source of original report of her hospitalization and all other subsequent net reports cited TMZ. TMZ's "taken to hospital" became "rushed to hospital" in other net reports. TMZ provided no updates until this morning, hours after CNN tweet cited Angelou's literary agent contradicting TMZ's report.

First, Twitter from from CNN staff: "Contrary to TMZ report, Maya Angelou is fine, at home, & wasn't even in LA Sat nite, said her literary agent Helen Brann"

This morning's TMZ update:

Reps for Maya Angelou tell us she was never scheduled to appear at the event last night -- so we have no idea why the organizers told us she was a no-show because she went to the hospital?

Our camera guy on scene was told that Angelou would not be there because she was taken to the hospital. But according to Angelou's people, she never agreed to be there at all and sent a taped acceptance speech in her place.

Angelou is alive and well in St. Louis today and heading off to New York City for the next 2-3 weeks. /
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  -Maya Angelou Taken to the Hospital Newsjock  Oct-04-09 12:14 AM   #0 
  - prayers for a speedy recovery--I have been very worried about her since the  niyad   Oct-04-09 12:18 AM   #1 
  - Is she ill? nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Oct-04-09 12:19 AM   #2 
     - don't know what is wrong, but she did not look at all well last I saw her  niyad   Oct-04-09 12:23 AM   #5 
        - :( I love Maya Angelou. Her words have done so much good nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Oct-04-09 12:39 AM   #9 
  - I hope she is ok  ccharles000   Oct-04-09 12:20 AM   #3 
  - Godspeed to her!  CaliforniaPeggy   Oct-04-09 12:21 AM   #4 
  - A treaasure she is.  tosh   Oct-04-09 12:29 AM   #7 
  - I'm sending all the good vibes I can muster in her direction  Brother Buzz   Oct-04-09 12:26 AM   #6 
  - I will keep her in my prayers!  MadMaddie   Oct-04-09 12:36 AM   #8 
  - Keeping her in my prayers too  goclark   Oct-04-09 12:46 AM   #10 
  - She gave a speech to my college campus while I was a student.  DUlover2909   Oct-04-09 02:03 AM   #11 
  - amazing...  davidhilton   Oct-04-09 03:44 AM   #12 
  - Rolonda Watts on Facebook said she presented Angelou the Braveheart award Sat night.  Garbo 2004   Oct-04-09 05:06 AM   #13 
  - Maya Angelou  dotymed   Oct-04-09 05:33 AM   #14 
  - America's Bard  Le Taz Hot   Oct-04-09 05:37 AM   #15 
  - That quote is one of my favorite of all time.  greenbird   Oct-04-09 10:35 AM   #21 
  - One of the worlds finest , hope she's ok  ro1942   Oct-04-09 06:27 AM   #16 
  - I hope she has a speedy recovery.  Vidar   Oct-04-09 09:19 AM   #17 
  - hope she makes it and is better off soon. +1. n/t  demoleft   Oct-04-09 09:43 AM   #18 
  - TMZ report on Maya Angelou hospitalized was wrong. Another reason to boycott that site.  Ian David   Oct-04-09 09:57 AM   #19 
  - UPDATE: Report not true, per Angelou's representatives.  Garbo 2004   Oct-04-09 10:14 AM   #20 

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