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NFL’s Steve Smith Reveals Depression Battle, ‘Felt Trapped, Inferior’

On the field, Steve Smith Sr. appeared to be the most confident NFL player on the planet — but privately, the WR was struggling with depression and admits he felt “trapped, inferior and alone.” The ex-Ravens and Panthers star went public with his…

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Britney Spears Explores Berlin with Sons During Kevin Federline Child Support Battle

Britney Spears doesn’t subscribe to the “More Money, More Problems” theory … or so it seems ‘cause she’s having a helluva time with her 2 sons in the midst of a child support battle with Kevin Federline. The singer and her 2 sons — Sean and…

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Blake Griffin Strikes Child Support Deal with Brynn Cameron in Custody Battle

Blake Griffin has reached a truce with baby mama Brynn Cameron in their nasty custody fight — striking a deal on child support payment and custody right before they were set to go to trial.  Blake and Brynn had 2 children together during their…

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Elvis Costello Cancels Tour, Reveals Aggressive Cancer Battle

With a heavy heart, Elvis Costello has had to cancel the remaining shows of his European tour 

The reason for this, he reveals, is his battle with a very aggressive cancer.

In a very lengthy statement, Costello apologizes to the fans who will not get to see him.

Elvis Costello, whose birth name is Declan Patrick MacManus, released a lengthy and heartfelt statement on Facebook.

“Six weeks ago,” Costello begins. “My specialist called me and said, ‘You should start playing the Lotto’.”

That’s rare advice from anyone, particularly from a doctor.

Costello explains: “He had rarely, if ever, seen such a small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy that could be defeated by a single surgery.”

It’s good to know that, despite that scary situation, it was treatable.

“I was elated,” Costello writes. “And relieved that our European summer tour could go ahead.”

“Post-surgical guidelines for such surgery,” Costello then explains. “Recommend three weeks to four weeks recovery.”

That makes sense! Surgery is a big deal.

Costello explains that the recovery time varies “depending on whether you are returning to a desk job or an occupation that involves physical work or travel.”

Of course. Sitting at a desk for work is still work, but not likely to strain your healing body in the same way that traveling to stand up on stage for hours will.

“It was impossible to judge how this advisory would line up with the demands on a traveling musician,” Costello admits.

He says that he was “playing 90-minute to 2-hour plus performances on a nightly basis but by the time we reached the Edinburgh Playhouse”

Costello says that it was going well, so “I was almost fooled into thinking that normal service had been resumed.”

“I have to thank our friends attending last night’s show in Amsterdam,” Costello writes. “And those in Antwerp, Glynde and at Newcastle City Hall for bearing me up.”

But

“The spirit has been more than willing,” Costello laments. “But I have to now accept that it is going to take longer than I would have wished for me to recover my full strength.”

That is so often the case, unfortunately.

“Therefore, I must reluctantly cancel all the remaining engagements of this tour,” Costello says with disappointment.

“My apologies go to our ticket holders in Manchester, Pula, Graz, Vienna, Tysnes and Rattvik,” he says with sorrow.

“But I would rather disappoint our friends there by not appearing,” Costello says. “Than in pressing on with a show that is compromised and eventually puts my health at risk.”

That is very wise.

Costello continues: “My deep thanks go to Pete Thomas, Steve Nieve, and Davey Faragher of The Imposters for all their deep friendship, love and support during this upsetting time.”

It’s good that everybody is onboard with him putting his health first and not overextending himself.

“Thanks also to Kitten Kuroi and Briana Lee whose beautiful voices have spurred me on to do the singing that I’ve managed, whatever the cost,” Costello says.

“It goes without saying,” he continues. “That there are many others who have worked to get us to the stage and from town to town to whom I am also deeply grateful.”

Naturally.

“To leave you with some more optimistic news,” Costello writes to his fans. “The Imposters and I – together with several of our other friends – have made a magnificent new record of which we are truly proud.”

Well that is exciting!

“It will be issued in October, I believe,” Costello shares. “We will return at the soonest opportunity to play that music and your favourite songs that still make sense to us all.”

He also has some advice.

Costello suggests that people look after their health, saying: “Take very good care of your loved ones but Gentleman, do talk to you friends – you’ll find you are not alone.”

“Seek your doctor’s advice if you are in doubt,” Costello advises. “Or when it is timely and act as swiftly as you may in these matters.”

Cancer is serious business.

“It may save your life,” Costello reminds fans. “Believe me, it is better than playing roulette.”

He’s absolutely right.

He signs off, writing: “Yours through music. Elvis Costello”

We wish him a full and speedy recovery.

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Jenelle Evans-Nathan Griffith Custody Battle Takes Shocking Turn

Week after week, Jenelle Evans continues to shock Teen Mom 2 fans with her negligent, abusive parenting.

But believe it or not, a judge has determined that while Jenelle's parenting skills are highly questionable, there's not enough evidence against her to remove son Kaiser from her home and place the 4-year-old with his father, Nathan Griffith.

According to The Ashley's Reality Roundup, Nathan's mother, Doris Davidson, recently attempted to keep Kaiser at her home without Jenelle's permission.

And on Tuesday evening, Jenelle was finally able to take the boy back.

So that particular battle may be over — but you can be sure the war is just getting started.

Here's the latest:

1. Jenelle and Her Boys

Jenelle and sons
Jenelle has already lost custody of her eldest son, Jace, who’s been raised by his grandmother since birth. Now, she’s fighting tooth and nail to retain primary custody of Jace’s younger brother, Kaiser.

2. Birthday Boy

Jenelle and kaiser birthday pic
The last fans saw of Jenelle and Kaiser together was when the two of them celebrated his fourth birthday last week.

3. Unfair Criticism?

Jenelle evans and kaiser at daycare
At the time, Jenelle received a fair bit of flak from fans for taking Kaiser to daycare on his big day. Others pointed out that many young children enjoy celebrating with their friends at school, and it may have been his decision to attend.

4. The Standoff

Jenelle evans son kaiser with dog
After his birthday celebration, Kaiser was dropped off at Doris’ in order to spend the weekend with Nathan’s family. Davidson refused to return the boy to Jenelle after the weekend was through, claiming she had reason to believe he was being abused.

5. Proof of Abuse?

Jenelle and kaiser evans summer chillin
Doris claims she found bruises on Kaiser’s body. She says she’s long suspected that he’s being abused by his stepfather, David Eason.

6. The Carolina Hurricane

Jenelle evans takes a lot of drugs
When Doris refused to bring Kaiser to the custody drop on Sunday night, Jenelle did what she does best and lost her temper in a major way.

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