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Auburn Annie 12-13-2002 04:42 PM

http://www.newswire.ca/releases/Dece.../13/c3534.html

Read all about it - he's been released from Hamilton, and home for Christmas.

Auburn Annie 12-13-2002 04:42 PM

http://www.newswire.ca/releases/Dece.../13/c3534.html

Read all about it - he's been released from Hamilton, and home for Christmas.

Suzi 12-13-2002 04:45 PM

Wonderful. Thanks for the post.

Lee 12-13-2002 04:51 PM

Good news...As they say: "Ya can't keep a good man down!...
I am wondering if there are folks out there sending Dr. Marcaccio "Thankyou" cards/flowers...it's something, I've pondered many times, of doing myself...he did a remarkable job considering the severity of Gordy's illness early on.

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"Will Build Satellites For Food"

ColoradoSue 12-13-2002 04:51 PM

Good news...As they say: "Ya can't keep a good man down!...
I am wondering if there are folks out there sending Dr. Marcaccio "Thankyou" cards/flowers...it's something, I've pondered many times, of doing myself...he did a remarkable job considering the severity of Gordy's illness early on.

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"Will Build Satellites For Food"

char 12-13-2002 05:21 PM

http://www.canada.com/hamilton/story...-EC6BA816284E}
STORY
Singer Gordon Lightfoot heads home after three months in hospital

ANGELA PACIENZA
Canadian Press


Friday, December 13, 2002

CREDIT: (CP Archive/AP/John Russell)

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot performs in this 2001 file photo. (CP Archive/AP/John Russell)

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TORONTO (CP) - Legendary singer Gordon Lightfoot is resting comfortably after being released from hospital this week, more than three months after developing a serious abdominal illness.

"He's out of the hospital. Obviously he's well enough to do that but he's on a strong road to recovery," Barry Harvey, who's managed Lightfoot's career for 20 years, said Friday. "He's in quite good spirits. He's up and walking around. He's doing really well, considering where he's come from." Lightfoot, known for writing songs like Sundown and If You Could Read My Mind, was flown to Hamilton's McMaster University Medical Centre on Sept. 8 with internal bleeding from a rare weakness in an abdominal blood vessel. He was released Thursday.

The surgeon who operated on Lightfoot, who turned 64 last month, said he was pleased to see the singer released.

"Everyone involved in his care is thrilled to see Mr. Lightfoot move on to the next phase of his recovery," Dr. Michael Marcaccio, a gastrointestinal specialist, said in a statement. "Mr. Lightfoot's physical fitness and personal strength have helped him overcome a life-threatening condition."

Since his admission to hospital, Lightfoot and his family - wife Elizabeth and two children under 14 - have asked that details about his condition remain confidential.

"He's requesting his privacy especially with Christmas coming up," explained Harvey, who spoke with Lightfoot on Friday morning.

The manager said it's still too soon to know when Lightfoot will be able to resume working. He was to perform in his home town of Orillia, Ont., the day after he was admitted to hospital.

"He's quite positive about his recovery but it's going to take some time. He's the only one that can really decide when and where and how and if he's going to talk about it and when he's ready to resume his activities."

The illness forced Lightfoot, whose accolades include 17 Juno awards, the Order of Canada and the Governor General's Performing Arts Award, to cancel a string of performances in Canada and the U.S.

Copyright 2002 The Canadian Press




SilverHeels 12-13-2002 05:58 PM

Thanks Annie and Char,
Fantastic news!!!!

Stew 12-13-2002 06:49 PM

Happy Happy Joy Joy
Great Christmas News!

james hill 12-13-2002 07:22 PM

Welcome home, Gord!!!

James

LizB 12-13-2002 08:20 PM


Who said that Friday the 13th was a bad day?
Well, guess he was released yesterday, but what WONDERFUL news!!!!! Gordy, we're so happy for you and your family....and you did
make it before Christmas.
Take care.....we love you!!!!!!! http://www.corfid.com/ubb/smile.gif



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lam

LAM3346E 12-13-2002 08:20 PM


Who said that Friday the 13th was a bad day?
Well, guess he was released yesterday, but what WONDERFUL news!!!!! Gordy, we're so happy for you and your family....and you did
make it before Christmas.
Take care.....we love you!!!!!!! http://www.corfid.com/ubb/smile.gif



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lam

LizB 12-13-2002 08:26 PM


Colorado Sue,

You're right we should be thanking Dr.
Marcaccio. Thanks for the suggestion.
He must have felt very honored and very
challenged at the same time, throughout this whole thing.

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lam

LAM3346E 12-13-2002 08:26 PM


Colorado Sue,

You're right we should be thanking Dr.
Marcaccio. Thanks for the suggestion.
He must have felt very honored and very
challenged at the same time, throughout this whole thing.

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lam

McKenzie 12-13-2002 10:52 PM

So glad that Gordon can spend his Christmas with his family. It must have been a drag to be in the hospital for that long. I hope he is well enough to play in the New Year. I am still holding on to my Massey hall ticket for a show that was cancelled due to his illness. God bless you Gordy.See you in the gym in the new year. Love Orio

orioca 12-13-2002 10:52 PM

So glad that Gordon can spend his Christmas with his family. It must have been a drag to be in the hospital for that long. I hope he is well enough to play in the New Year. I am still holding on to my Massey hall ticket for a show that was cancelled due to his illness. God bless you Gordy.See you in the gym in the new year. Love Orio

myweim 12-14-2002 12:44 AM

Prasie God the prayers are heard merry chirstmas to all.

lightbunny 12-14-2002 12:44 AM

Prasie God the prayers are heard merry chirstmas to all.

BILLW 12-14-2002 05:23 AM

Great news, thanks for posting.

Bill http://www.corfid.com/ubb/smile.gif

GORDONLIGHTFOOT1486 12-14-2002 08:32 AM

Fantastic news!!!

Painter 12-14-2002 08:32 AM

Fantastic news!!!

ChristopherPennington 12-14-2002 09:06 AM

Fabulous news. I'm so happy for him. Thrilled to hear he is up and walking around!

70sFan 12-14-2002 09:06 AM

Fabulous news. I'm so happy for him. Thrilled to hear he is up and walking around!

Brian 57 12-15-2002 10:09 PM

Wonderful news!! Definitely a day brightener, and an early Christmas present for the Lightfoot family. I'm happy for them, and for all you folks who are feeling relieved and encouraged by this great turn of events.

LAM3346E 12-16-2002 08:36 AM

wonderful ................... :)))

Ingrid 12-16-2002 08:36 AM

wonderful ................... :)))


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