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Old 03-19-2015, 08:50 PM   #26
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Lightfoot management issued this statement, “Last week, Mr. Lightfoot suffered an acute case of food poising that landed him in the hospital. He was released from the hospital on Friday (March 13). Over the weekend however, some of the acute symptoms returned and he was returned to doctors’ care for further evaluation. Doctors do expect a full recovery, however they have issued a strict order of complete rest and recuperation for the next 7-14 days. “
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:29 PM   #27
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Oh my gosh!!!

I'm so glad to hear he's okay!

Doggone it, I really need to be on this board more often than I have been.
The worst could have happened and I would have found out in the worst possible way!

Has it been revealed what kind of food caused him to be ill? Dang man ,almost feels
like we're reliving 2002 all over again! Glad to know, it's not as serious as that was.

As for the concert dates, I'll stil be on the lookout for
Phoenix and or AZ itself. No hurry Gordon ,just keep yourself well.
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:16 PM   #28
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PHONE CALL - STATEMENT FROM GORDON: Gordon just called me from his home (March 20,2015 @ 4:47 pm) and we had a grand chat.. He wants to say thanks for the well wishes and hi to all the fans. He also wants to clear up the issue of his recent illness. It was NOT food poisoning. He was very, very concerned that the restaurant would get a bad name and I assured him that there was never a mention of a restaurant name nor owner. He was pleased to hear that. I also told him that the food poisoning story came from one of the venues he was to be performing at when they spoke with fans who called and on their website. The health issue has been resolved, he was in hospital in Hamilton (where he was in 2002) for three days and is now doing great. He certainly sounded fabulous and full of energy and I told him so. I love to see his name on the Caller ID on the phone and TV ..makes my heart stop..lol.. It's always great to hear, "Hi Char!" It's me Gordon!..." especially when it's a SURPRISE call...

I mentioned to him what a beautiful first day of spring we're having here in TO and he seemed surprised it was the first day of spring. I said I remembered back in the day when March meant Lightfoot in Toronto at Massey Hall and i'd head there every year and see him but if i couldn't see him then a phone call on the first day was just as good.lol..he laffed and said he remembered those days but can't do massey every year anymore..
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:50 PM   #29
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This is very nice to hear Char!
Thanks for sharing, and good night!
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:07 PM   #30
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Wonderful news Char.

So good to hear this as the red alert was out for me when the food poisoning issue came up. That can be a very serious health matter especially in aging 70 year old's and I'm up there in that contentious category.

What a great guy he is though in showing such deep concern for the restaurant getting a bad name. That's class man.

Best news all over today. All is well that ends well.
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Old 03-21-2015, 12:03 AM   #31
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Yes, I thought so too ... very thoughtful to worry about the restaurant's reputation when he had much more pressing things to be concerned about.

Get well soon, Gordon.
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Old 03-21-2015, 09:31 AM   #32
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For a long time "food poisoning" has been a default "go to" explanation for various cancellations of public events. It's become so absurd that when one of the hosts of a program on one of Howard Stern's channels shows up on the air quite drunk, it's referred to as "food poisoning". So I thought that in Gord's case it was an unlikely event. Glad to hear he was on the mend as of a couple of days ago. His workout regimen is no doubt helping him to bounce back.
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:04 PM   #33
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WARREN, MI re-schedule-May 22 @ Andiamo Showroom - http://www.ticketmaster.com/gordon-l...1&minorcatid=1
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:57 PM   #34
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Thanks again Char! Great news.
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:20 AM   #35
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GOrdon mentioned that he was glad that all but one show was re-scheduled. It seems Green Bay wasn't...altho there is a 2 day break in the new schedule so there's a little chance he can fit it in ... maybe??? I know there's a holiday in there but.....

KALAMAZOO reschedule date - May 21- http://www.kazoostate.com/sunday-mar...don-lightfoot/

WARREN, MI re-schedule-May 22 @ Andiamo Showroom - http://www.ticketmaster.com/gordon-l...1&minorcatid=1

ERIE,PA RE-SCHEDULE: MAY 23 http://www.erieevents.com/announceme...rdon-lightfoot

ROCKFORD re-schedule date May 24: http://coronadopac.org/events/?event_id=128

FORT WAYNE re-schedule for May 27: http://www.fortwayne.com/apps/pbcs.d...320156882/1027

AKRON re-schedule for May 28: http://ohianews.com/gordon-lightfoot...may-28-poll-2/

READING re-schedule date info for May 29 (Scroll to bottom of page at link) http://santander-arena.com/event/#

GREEN BAY re-schedule - Nov.3 http://www.meyertheatre.org/event/an...-highway-tour/
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:41 PM   #36
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That's a very busy ten days, hope he's not worn out by the time I see him in Reading!
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Old 03-25-2015, 05:51 PM   #37
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http://www.meyertheatre.org/event/an...-highway-tour/

GREEN BAY re-scheduled: GREEN BAY – Gordon Lightfoot’s concert at the Meyer Theatre has been rescheduled.

The singer is set to perform in Green Bay on Nov. 3. He was originally scheduled to perform on March 18
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:48 PM   #38
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But what was the real problem?
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Old 03-30-2015, 04:42 AM   #39
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I was glad to read that it was not food poisoning. But then, I wonder, what was it?
If I may send along here, wishes for a solid recovery and hope that Mr. Lightfoot does not go back on tour prematurely. Heed the doctors orders, please. Those who want to see you on stage again will understand if it takes a while.
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