Saturday, January 14, 2012

Gene Hackman Is Out Of The Hospital And Fine


The first reports I saw about Gene Hackman being in a car accident made it seem like he was fighting for his life and seconds away from death. Why is it when a celebrity gets into any kind of accident, 99% of the time the announcement is way more serious than the reality of the situation. Case in point with Gene.


Gene was hit by a car while riding his bike. That could be dangerous and he was allegedly airlifted to a trauma unit which would seem to say that he was near death. The reality is though that Gene was released from the hospital after a couple of hours and had some bumps and bruises after a woman in a car bumped the back of his bike while she was driving slowly and accidentally knocked the bike over.

16 comments:

Lindsey said...

Could have been from making sure he had no internal bleeding, etc.

timebob said...

he is 81 years old and head trauma as we all know can go bad very quickly.

I do wonder if he wasn't who he was would he of been air lifted to the hospital vs. ambulance.

MizCaramel said...

I've always had a crush on him, Uncommon Valor and the Bird Cage two of my fave films with him and those are the first two that come to mind... Glad he's doing ok.

Ms Cool said...

I wish he were still acting. I'm glad he is ok.

MISCH said...

Love him, never realized he was 81....

annabella said...

thank goodness he is ok. that is why I don't ride a bike.

Rickatoo said...

the helicopter was because he was on an island

anita_mark said...

It's funny when the media blow things out of proportion, right? Like this or like insisting JLo give money back because Fiat funds terrorists. Oh wait...

Syko said...

Glad he's okay. I've always loved him.

Christine! said...

Glad he is fine- it they elected to fly him vis helicopter, you can bet your bibby he will be charged- in the County I live, they just don't throw away $$ to fly anyone from the scene. private charter ambulance is available and in the air in less than 6 minutes from a major city these days.

Gene Hackmen crusher here too. HEIST is my favorite...

selenakyle said...

Sexy ol' coot, isn't he?

kelly said...

I think they want to Cover Their A**es just in case that celebrity dies so they can say "we were the first to report....." Plus, don't some (all? not really sure) of the websites get paid based on the number of clicks they get in a day? I know when I saw the headline, I clicked the link myself as we love him at our house

Lelaina Pierce said...

Yeah I remember catching a glimpse of a headline line and thinking it was not going to end well. I'm so glad he's ok!

Mooshki said...

Timebob, my mom's friend's daughter who is not a celeb was recently hit by a car and transported by helicopter to a trauma hospital, at a cost of $20,000. Eek! And she was about a half-hour's drive away by ambulance. I think they generally are extremely cautious when a head injury is involved. It could be just a bump, but as we all learned from Natasha Richardson, it could be severe, and time is of the essence. This girl did end up with brain damage, and the speed of her transport probably saved her from death.

YourNameHere said...

I used to always get Gene Hackman and Gene Wilder mixed up (name wise).

nolachickee said...

I'm glad he's ok. News reports made it sound like he was in the ICU.