Health & Fitness

Hospitalized

August 7th, 2014 5:45pm EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga had to get emergency care in Colorado due to the altitude, but she was well enough to take a selfie while she wore an oxygen mask.

In the photo, her big brown eyes shine as she wears the device over most of her face. "Altitude Sickness is no Joke! #hitThatHospitals--t #artRaveDenver many true ravers crowd tonight," she wrote along with the snap on Instagram.

The singer isn't kidding: many artists struggle with shows in high altitudes if they aren't prepared. In 2013, Carrie Underwood took a similar photo, albeit backstage, of herself huffing oxygen while in Colorado. In 2012, ...
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'Unable To Move... Anyone Who Prays Please Do'

August 5th, 2014 3:33pm EDT
Kristin Chenoweth
Yesterday, at one in the morning, Kristin Chenoweth was unable to move and felt tingling in her arm.

Fans were justifiably worried when Chenoweth described her condition to her Twitter fans as they happened. The first came yesterday at one in the morning, and Kristen continued to keep her followers in the loop as she had an MRI and waited for the results.

Back in la. Unable to move. Numbness and tingling in arm. Going to cedars dr tomorrow. Ah anyone who prays please do!

— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) August 4, 2014

Chenoweth suffered a fractured skull in 2012 when she was hit by...
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Tracy Morgan Feeling 'Strong' One Month After Car Crash

July 14th, 2014 9:14pm EDT
Tracy Morgan Feeling 'Strong' One Month After Car Crash
One month after surviving a multi-vehicle car crash on the New Jersey turnpike, Tracy Morgan has opened up about his condition, telling photographers he's doing okay and feeling "strong."

On June 7, a man driving a Wal-mart truck slammed into a vehicle that Morgan was traveling in, killing his friend and mentor James "Jimmy Mack" McNair. Morgan, 45, broke his nose, ribs and leg. The truck driver, Kevin Roper, reportedly fell asleep at the wheel.

Last week the actor/comedian was released from a rehabilitation center, and he moved back to his home in New Jersey to complete his recovery. He ...
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Paul McCartney Reveals Health Status In New Video

June 25th, 2014 7:01pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney has reached out to fans to let them know how he's feeling after a vicious viral illness forced him to postpone several concerts in June.

McCartney, who appears to be in high spirits, says in the video, "Hey, how you doing everybody? Everyone's been asking me how I feel. I feel great. Thank you very much for asking.

"Hey listen, this is just also a note to say that the dates that was postponed ... have been rescheduled for September and October. So come and see us then, and we'll come and see you."

Paul then solo'ed with an air guitar, "Feeling great, rockin' and rollin'....
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Former 'Good Morning America' Host Joan Lunden Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

June 24th, 2014 11:15pm EDT
Joan Lunden
Former "Good Morning America" host Joan Lunden returned to her former show on Tuesday morning to announce that she's battling breast cancer.

Lunden sat down with current host and breast cancer survivor Robin Roberts to explain her situation.

"I heard those words that every woman fears and never wants to hear, 'You have breast cancer'," said Lunden, 63. "In the beginning, it's such a shock. It's a stunner... For me, I'm a health advocate, I'm all over America talking to women, saying, 'Make sure that you get all of your check-ups all the time.' You almost feel like, 'What did I do wrong?'
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Tracy Morgan Upgraded To Fair Condition

June 17th, 2014 12:04pm EDT
Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan fans hoping for some good news have received it: the comedian has been upgraded to fair condition.

Morgan's publicist Lewis Kay said in a statement, via E! News, "Happy to pass along that Tracy has been upgraded to fair condition, which is a great improvement. His personality is certainly starting to come back as well."

Kay added that Morgan's assistant Jeffrey Millea has also been upgraded to fair condition. The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. Revealed that fellow comedian Ardie Fuqua is still in critical condition.

The American Hospital Assoc...
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Tracy Morgan's Estranged Mother Turned Away From Visiting Him In The Hospital

June 12th, 2014 12:11am EDT
Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan's mother hasn't been allowed to see her son as he recovers in a New Jersey hospital following a fatal car crash in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

The comedian and two friends were hospitalized and in critical condition following the crash, which left one man, Morgan's comedy writer James McNair, dead.

Morgan hasn't seen his mother, Alicia Warden, in over a decade, and she learned of the accident on television.

Warden went to see her son at the hospital on Sunday but Morgan's fiancee Megan Wollover turned her away and wouldn't allow the visit, but when his mother returned l...
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Chris and Heidi Powell Preview Season 4 Of 'Extreme Weight Loss'

May 27th, 2014 12:15pm EDT
Chris and Heidi Powell Preview Season 4 Of 'Extreme Weight Loss'
Now that you're coming out of that Memorial Day Weekend food coma, it's time to get back to being healthy. At least, that's ABC's thinking, as Season 4 of the network's hit reality series Extreme Weight Loss begins tonight. BFTV chatted with the show's trainers, Chris and Heidi Powell, about what we can expect from this season.

Watch the video interview below as Chris and Heidi tell us about how they've changed up this season by partnering with the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado, and how it's not easy for them to pick a favorite of the 17 transformations ...
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Get Tested, Get Photographed, Fight The Stigma: The HIV Equal Campaign

May 20th, 2014 7:00am EDT
Get Tested, Get Photographed, Fight The Stigma: The HIV Equal Ca
Starpulse.com columnist Jeza Belle sat down with celebrity photographer Thomas Evans to find out about HIV Equal, the HIV awareness campaign Thomas is helping to spearhead.

Tell our readers about the campaign and what it entails?

HIV Equal is a multi-media campaign that is centered on the importance of HIV testing and awareness. Everyone has a status and HIV Equal is all about knowing your status. Our campaign hosts events all over the United States, and we have even been to Zimbabwe in Africa, where we offer people a free 100 percent confidential HIV test. As part of the initiative I ...
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Hugh Jackman Has Skin Cancer Surgery Again

May 9th, 2014 11:00am EDT
Hugh Jackman Has Skin Cancer Surgery Again
Actor Hugh Jackman posted a photo of himself on Instagram on Thursday wearing a bandage over his nose following surgery to remove a Basel Cell Carsinoma (BCC).

He captioned the image: "Another Basel Cell Carsinoma. All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!."

He added on Twitter: "Huge thanks to Dr. Arian and Dr. Born for operating on my nose until 10:20pm! #SUNSCREEN"

Jackman had cancerous cells removed in November as well.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, BCC is a treatable and common form of skin cancer. It is identified by lesions or growth...
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