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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 12:14 AM
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Maya Angelou Taken to the Hospital
Source: TMZ

TMZ has learned Maya Angelou was taken to the hospital early Saturday evening.

She was scheduled to be honored at the BraveHeart Awards in Los Angeles.

Story developing...

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/10/03/maya-angelou-hospital /
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 12:18 AM
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1. prayers for a speedy recovery--I have been very worried about her since the
last time I saw her at a book festival
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 12:19 AM
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2. Is she ill? nt
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 12:23 AM
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5. don't know what is wrong, but she did not look at all well last I saw her
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 12:39 AM
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9. :( I love Maya Angelou. Her words have done so much good nt
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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 12:20 AM
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3. I hope she is ok
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 12:21 AM
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4. Godspeed to her!
I hope it's nothing serious, and that she'll have a speedy recovery...

She is a treasure.

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tosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 12:29 AM
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7. A treaasure she is.
Get well quickly, Maya.
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 12:26 AM
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6. I'm sending all the good vibes I can muster in her direction
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 12:36 AM
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8. I will keep her in my prayers!
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 12:46 AM
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10. Keeping her in my prayers too
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DUlover2909 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 02:03 AM
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11. She gave a speech to my college campus while I was a student.
She spoke at graduation the year before I graduated. Get well Maya!

I wonder if any freepers even know who she is. :shrug:
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davidhilton Donating Member (426 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 03:44 AM
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12. amazing...
that was the most un-informing article i have ever read - well maybe not.
i hope the best to ms angelou so we can keep a great poet around for as long as possible.
peace, -d
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Garbo 2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 05:06 AM
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13. Rolonda Watts on Facebook said she presented Angelou the Braveheart award Sat night.
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dotymed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 05:33 AM
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14. Maya Angelou
is a universal treasure. I got "turned on" to her,
decades ago, in a College poetry class. I pray for her swift
recovery.
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 05:37 AM
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15. America's Bard
Healing white light to you, m'lady.

When I was teaching parolees, the first thing I did in my new classroom was to post the following:

"You do what you know and when you know better, you do better." - Maya Angelou
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greenbird Donating Member (432 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 10:35 AM
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21. That quote is one of my favorite of all time.
I remember and use it often.
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ro1942 Donating Member (701 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 06:27 AM
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16. One of the worlds finest , hope she's ok
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 09:19 AM
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17. I hope she has a speedy recovery.
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demoleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 09:43 AM
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18. hope she makes it and is better off soon. +1. n/t
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 09:57 AM
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19. TMZ report on Maya Angelou hospitalized was wrong. Another reason to boycott that site.
TMZ report on Maya Angelou hospitalized was wrong. Another reason to boycott that site.
http://twitter.com/mpoppel/statuses/4604032667

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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" http://twitter.com/SaeedCNN/status/4601097553

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. http://www.tmz.com/2009/10/03/maya-angelou-hospital /
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