Luke Perry Is Currently Hospitalized Following A Stroke, According To Reports

On Thursday, Feb. 28, TMZ reported that Riverdale actor Luke Perry had a "massive stroke" on Wednesday and is currently in the hospital. Paramedics reportedly showed up at Perry’s home in Sherman Oaks, California on the morning of Feb. 27 after receiving a call about an individual having a stroke, per TMZ. The actor’s rep released a statement to People, only confirming that he’s in the hospital. Bustle received the same statement on Thursday morning: "Mr. Perry is currently under observation at the hospital."

A Los Angeles City Fire Department spokesperson informed Entertainment Tonight about the call they received, but did not release Perry’s name as the individual they responded to. "We received a 911 call at 9:39 a.m. yesterday," the spokesperson stated on Thursday. "The firefighters and paramedics from our department responded and one ambulance transported to an area hospital."

Perry’s already receiving kind words on social media from many people, including Kristy Swanson, who starred with him in the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Swanson tweeted,

Dean Cain and Yvette Nicole Brown are also wishing the best for Perry. Cain tweeted on Thursday, "Praying hard for Luke Perry today. May he have a full and fast recovery." Brown also shared on Twitter in response to TMZ’s news post about Perry, "Nope. Hearing this news, I am not okay. NOT okay at all. Please get well soon #LukePerry. Please!"

News of Perry’s reported stroke comes on the heels of news that the Beverly Hills, 90210 revival is officially happening. As fans of the original series that debuted in 1990 know, Perry played Dylan McKay. According to Deadline, the revival will premiere this summer on FOX and will feature several original cast members, including Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green, and Tori Spelling.

As for Perry, his exact involvement in the revival remains unclear. That said, Spelling previously told Access on Feb. 1 that since Perry currently stars on CW’s Riverdale, he would attempt to do as many episodes his schedule allowed. In The CW drama, which is based on the characters of the Archie Comics, Perry portrays Fred Andrews, the father of K.J. Apa’s Archie Andrews.

The 90210‘s revival isn’t your typical comeback as it has an interesting twist. Per the official logline, "Having gone their separate ways since the original series ended 19 years ago, Jason, Jennie, Ian, Gabrielle, Brian and Tori reunite when one of them suggests it’s time to get a Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot up and running." So, basically, the actors are playing versions of themselves in the revival about them trying to reboot a show they once starred in.

At this time, further details are not available regarding Perry’s hospitalization, but let’s hope all is well. Fans and fellow actors are sending him lots of love in the meantime.

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Neven Subotic rushed to hospital covered in blood after being knocked out in St Etienne's defeat to Bordeaux

The St Etienne defender, 29, was kneed in the head by his own keeper Stephane Ruffier, who was attempting to punch the ball clear against Bordeaux.

The home side then scored as Jimmy Briand was at close range to roll the ball into an empty net.

But former Borussia Dortmund ace Subotic was seen to for several minutes by medical staff, before being taken away on a stretcher.

The club and his fellow players were clearly concerned for the Serbia international, as they tweeted their support for him, but were disappointed at losing 3-2.

Manager Jean-Louis Gasset told the media: "Neven will stay here.

Afghan boy famous for Messi bag shirt forced to flee home after Taliban offensive

THE Afghan boy famous for wearing a Lionel Messi "jersey" made out of a plastic bag has been forced to flee his home after a vicious Taliban offensive.

The youngster shot to fame a little over two years ago after being pictured wearing a blue and white carrier bag, with "Messi" scrawled across it.

But now, Murtaza and his family have had to escape Jaghori – previously the most peaceful region in the war-torn country – after the latest attack.

Worse yet, the youngster has been forced to leave his shirts signed by Lionel Messi behind – as they swiftly fled to Kabul under the cover of darkness.



"The doctor recommended a few days of observation."

Assistant coach Printant Ghislain tweeted: "The most important thing is that you recover yourself @NSubotic4 and that you quickly join us as well as @MatDebuchy. Courage."

Former Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy was also taken off with an ankle strain.

Subotic's absence was clearly felt by his team-mates as Bordeaux went on to win 3-2, with Brazil defender Pablo grabbing a 90th-minute winner at the Matmut Atlantique.

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BBC’s Casualty hires bizarre new animal cast member to stop seagull disruption

It looks like Casualty has found some new talon-t.

Bosses on the BBC show have drafted in a hawk to scare off noisy seagulls that are disrupting filming.

Actor George Rainsford, who plays Ethan Hardy in the drama, posted a picture of the bird of prey, called Titan.

He said: “Do you know how we keep our noisy seagulls away for filming outside Holby? We call in the muscle, that’s how. In the form of the very handsome Titan the Harris hawk.”

Hospital dramas Casualty and Holby City are both filmed at the BBC Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff.

Casualty won Best Drama at the National Television Awards 2017 and the Soap and Continuing Drama Bafta Television Award this year.

It is not the only place to use a hawk to scare off other birds. The Wimbledon tennis championships has had one called Hamish since 2007 to deal with the pigeons.

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2 hospitals damaged by Hurricane Michael evacuating their 330 patients

Two hospitals in Florida are evacuating all of their roughly 330 patients due to damage from Hurricane Michael.

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Bay Medical Sacred Heart, which sheltered 1,500 people — staff’s families, first responders and patients — from the storm Wednesday said Thursday that that although everyone is safe, the building was damaged and it is evacuating more than 200 patients.

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center also announced in a statement that it’s evacuating its approximately 130 patients, starting with the most critically ill “because of the infrastructure challenges in our community.”

“Until we can be certain of stable public power, water and sewage systems, our patients will be safest in our neighboring hospitals,” the statement from Gulf Coast Regional said.

Both hospitals said they are keeping their emergency rooms open.

Bay Medical said on social media that it “sustained damage including windows blown out, cracking of an exterior wall and roof damage” when the hurricane hit the coast around Panama City on Wednesday. In a news release, the hospital said it also had water damage.

“A section of the roof collapsed in the hospital’s materials management building. … Hurricane Michael also caused substantial broken glass, cooling and plumbing issues and loss of information systems,” Bay Medical Sacred Heart said.

The hospital before the storm had taken in families and pets of hospital staff as well as first responders.

“All patients, family members and staff are safe and patient care will continue until the last patient is transferred,” hospital CEO Scott Campbell said after Hurricane Michael passed. “If patients do not have a family member or other support persons with them at the hospital, we are reaching out to their emergency contacts.”

Staff from Ardent Health Services in Nashville also were flying Thursday morning to Panama City to deliver 1,000 ready-to-eat meals to the hospital for patients, staff and their families. Ardent is the parent of Bay Medical Sacred Heart.

The hospital said patients, including 39 in intensive care, would be sent to Pensacola and Jacksonville in Florida as well as Mobile, Alabama. Evacuations were expected to be completed in 48 hours.

The first 29 patients left at 4 a.m. Thursday via ground ambulance, according to Martha Crombie, Ardent Health Services’ vice president of marketing and planning, Americas Division. A helicopter arrived at 7:24 a.m. CT to pick up another patient.

Crombie said the emergency room department at Bay Medical Sacred Heart remains open and was accepting patients.

“Our staff and physicians have demonstrated extraordinary dedication throughout this crisis, providing exemplary care for our patients,” Campbell said. “This has been a truly noble effort and we are deeply grateful for their sacrifice.”

Bay Medical Sacred Heart has established a toll-free number, 1-888-727-4568, to support communication with family members of patients who have been evacuated to another hospital. The hospital will also continue to provide updates through Twitter and Facebook.

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Chris Evans and Natasha Shishmanian pictured with newborn twins for first time

Chris Evans and wife Natasha Shishmanian have been pictured for the first time with their adorable twin babies.

The delighted couple posed for pictures outside Frimley Park hospital a day after welcoming their new son and daugher.

Radio 2 presenter Chris, 52, was all smiles as he walked out alongside his boys Noah, nine, and Eli, five, while Natasha, 38, carried the babies in her arms.

Their departure came hours after they’d announced the arrival of their two new family members on Chris’ Radio 2 Breakfast Show on Thursday morning.

Revealing in a statement they’d welcomed a girl and a boy, nicknamed Ping and Pong, they said: "Ping and Pong arrived safe and well last night. Ping popped her head out at at 22.10, Pong popped his head out 12 minutes later, at 22.22.

"Both healthy, both happy, strong and blessed, as was mum throughout.

"Infinite thanks to the amazing team at Frimley Park Hospital – amazing people, amazing professionals helping dreams come through. Thank you, thank you, thank you."

The new arrivals will join the couple’s sons Noah, nine, and Eli, five, and their half sister Jade, 30; Chris’ daughter with ex-fiancée Alison Ward.

Chris, 52, had been seen leaving the BBC studios on Tuesday morning with a huge grin on his face after Natasha, 38, was taken to hospital to be induced.

Sara Cox took over his breakfast show today and revealed her colleague had sent her a picture of his brand new babies dressed in adorable bobble hats.

"It sounded like a night to remember," she told listeners, before gushing to Chris and Natasha, "Huge congrats, beautiful news."

Chris had previously told how that the newborns were conceived through ‘one last hurrah’ at IVF treatment.

Speaking on his radio show in April this year, Chris revealed "Mrs Evans" was expecting two babies after undergoing fertility treatment in 2017.

"We’ve known for a while, obviously. She’s definitely the mother, there’s no doubt about that," he joked.

"When you begin to be involved in the world of twins, suddenly twins are everywhere – twins are not as rare as you think," he added.

And as well as expanding his brood, Chris is set for a huge change in his professional life this year.

After13 years at the BBC Chris will be returning to Virgin Radio.

He told fans in September he was off to "start a brand new adventure", having hosted the Virgin Radio breakfast show from 1997 to 2001.

A BBC insider revealed that the move was entirely amicable and his bosses were informed before the on-air announcement.

"We support Chris 100%. As Chris stated, he wants to seek new challenges after 13 years at the BBC, and we wish him well," said the source.

Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson tweeted that he was "very excited" about the move.

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16 Nurses at an Arizona Hospital Are Pregnant: See Their Bumps!

There must be something in the water! Sixteen intensive nurses at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona, are pregnant. 

It’s an experience that has brought them closer together. “This isn’t an easy job to have when you’re pregnant and not feeling well all the time,” nurse Ashley Atkins told local news station KPHO-TV on Friday, August 17. “So it’s nice to share stories and have that support, and then you find out how supportive your coworkers are of you, and your management team, so it’s been a good experience.”

The women, who indulge their cravings at the cafeteria, revealed at a Friday press conference that pickles and olives were recently added to the menu just for them. As for the timing of their babies, nurse Jolene Garrow teased, “We all formulated this plan to have the holidays off!” 

Garrow went on to praise her non-pregnant colleagues for stepping in and caring for patients that are suffering from conditions that are potentially dangerous for expectant women such as tuberculosis or shingles.

“There are certain disease processes that we don’t want the nurses to be exposed to. Certain infections,” said Heather Francis, a nursing director at the hospital, said at the press conference. “Also, chemotherapy drugs can be very toxic to the fetus.”

The women had no idea how many of them were pregnant until a group Facebook chat was created. Every day it seemed, someone new was getting added. Quipped Garrow: “One after another after another!”

All the women are due between September and February and each has been gifted a onesie that reads “Relax! My mom is a Banner nurse!” (This week they’ll snap up more swag at a group baby shower.)

Hospital officials revealed at the press conference that they are covered when the ICU specialists begin taking their 12-week maternity leave. 

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