Ruth Bader Ginsburg was spotted for the first time since undergoing surgery to remove cancerous growths from her lung.
A photo agency got video of RBG leaving her Washington D.C. apartment at 9 AM Wednesday, looking frail but hopefully on the mend.
The surgery was serious enough for Justice Ginsburg to miss the last 3 days at the Supreme Court … something that has never happened in her 25-year storied career on the high court.
Her health has been on the minds of everyone since she fractured several ribs during a fall in November. Doctors who treated her discovered the cancerous growths.
The 85-year-old Justice was in a wheelchair and helped into a waiting car. It’s unclear where she was headed but she did not go to the Supreme Court.
RBG is the oldest member of the Supreme Court and the cornerstone of the liberal wing. She’s been working from home while recovering from her surgery.
Justice Ginsburg has battled cancer twice before — colon cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009. Despite her surgeries and recoveries, she did not miss a single day at work.
She’s the 4th oldest person ever to sit on the Supreme Court.
Adrianne Haslet — who lost her left leg in the ’13 Boston Marathon bombing — is recovering after undergoing an 8-hour surgery to rebuild her left side after being hit by a car on Saturday.
As we previously reported, Haslet — who’s been training for the 2019 Boston Marathon — was hit while crossing the street around 7:15 PM by a driver making a left turn.
Haslet has undergone multiple procedures — and says she’s still pretty groggy after a major operation on Monday, where doctors “put in a bunch of metal plates and screws trying to rebuild … because my entire left side was shattered.”
She hasn’t gone into specifics about her injuries — but, obviously, it’s bad.
Haslet says she’s not certain if she’ll be able to run again — and admits she’s too afraid to ask the doctors for a prognosis.
That said … if there’s anyone who’s tough enough to bounce back from this tragedy — it’s Adrianne.
Remember, back in 2016 … after she was fitted with a prosthetic leg, Haslet decided she was going to complete the Boston Marathon to prove as a way of turning tragedy into triumph.
Even Tom Brady was impressed at the time … saying, “Adrianne thank you for being my inspiration!! #BostonStrong”
Great news for CC Sabathia … the Yankees ace has been officially cleared to work out after undergoing heart surgery last month.
ICYMI –the Cy Young winner needed an angioplasty to unblock an artery back in December after experiencing acid reflux, heartburn and other symptoms.
At the time, team officials say Sabathia could have suffered a heart attack if he did not seek help.
The surgery was a success … and after a follow-up stress test on Tuesday, the team announced Sabathia has been cleared to workout and resume baseball activities after.
Next up for Sabathia … spring training in Tampa in 35 days.
Shareef O’Neal just revealed his heart surgery scar for the first time Wednesday … and he’s already given himself a new nickname, “Zipperboy.”
TMZ Sports broke the story … Shareef needed a heart procedure done after UCLA doctors detected an abnormality during a routine check-up.
O’Neal went under the knife on Dec. 13 … but came out of it just fine — and when he finally got a look at the scar this week, he was able to joke about it.
“My first time seeing my scar ….. #zipperboy.”
The operation doesn’t seem like it was a laughing matter though … the scar runs from the top of his chest to halfway down to his belly button!!!
The good news … Shaq told us just several days ago his son’s doing okay — and could be back on the basketball court in just a few months.
Here’s some great news going into your holiday weekend … Shareef O’Neal could be back on the UCLA basketball court in 4 to 5 months!
… this according to his dad, Shaq.
The Diesel was at the Magic Wheels Toy Giveaway in L.A. doing his Santa Shaq thing (awesome, btw) when he gave us the update on his son who underwent heart surgery on Dec. 13th.
As we previously reported, UCLA doctors detected an abnormality during a routine check up and advised O’Neal that a heart procedure was crucial.
Shaq told us Shareef is continuing to focus on his recovery and hopes to be back on the floor as early as April — which is fantastic news!
There’s more … Shaq also weighed in on Lil Wayne recently saying he thinks Kobe Bryant is better than Michael Jordan.
When we asked Shaq to pick his #1 — he went with someone else entirely … not Magic Johnson, not LeBron, not himself!
But the best part of this clip is the great work Shaq continues to do in the community — making sure every kid has a Merry Christmas!
Shaq has been doing toy drives for 26 YEARS — and you can tell from the video … he’s just as passionate about helping out now as he was when he started.
Yankees star CC Sabathia underwent heart surgery earlier this month … but New York GM Brian Cashman says, thankfully, the pitcher is expected to be OK.
“We are thankful that CC was smart enough to convey his symptoms to our medical staff … We are also encouraged that the procedure CC underwent was performed as planned.”
Sabathia reportedly needed an angioplasty — a procedure where docs unblocked an artery in the former ace’s heart — after experiencing acid reflux, heartburn and other symptoms.
It’s good news for the pitcher that he caught the signs early … ’cause The Athletic reports Sabathia could have been in danger of suffering a heart attack if his blockage had gone undiscovered.
Cashman says the team expects Sabathia to make a full recovery and report in time for the team’s 2019 spring training in Tampa.
“He is such a dynamic person beyond his excellence on the field,” Cashman says … “and we will proceed with his health at the forefront of our priorities.”
Remy Ma is back in the hospital days after welcoming a baby girl, due to complications from giving birth … TMZ has learned.
Sources tell us Remy was suffering from excessive bleeding Tuesday night and went right back to the hospital. The post-birth complications necessitated emergency surgery.
As we reported … Remy and Papoose announced the birth of their daughter on social media, but didn’t disclose her name. Papoose called it “tough labor.” Mind you, Remy went into labor at age 38 — Papoose is 40 himself — and revealed last year she had recently suffered a miscarriage.
Amazingly, we’re told she delivered her new baby naturally.
As for how things went on the operating table, Remy received blood transfusions … and the good news, we’re told the surgery was a success. We’re told she’s doing well, and she’s expected to be released in the next day or so.
Get well soon, RM. And, of course, congrats on the kid.