BeatleLinks LogoNav Panel New Sites Cool Sites Top Rated Fab Forum Add A Site Link To Us Revolution Radio New Products



Go Back   BeatleLinks Fab Forum > Solo Forums > Crackerbox Palace


Closed Thread

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Jul 08, 2001, 06:50 AM   #1
FPSHOT
Sun King
 
FPSHOT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 04, 2000
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 31,563



Default Harrison in clinic for Brain Tumor operation

It just doesn't stop.

Dutch ceefax reports that George Harrison is being treated for a brain tumor in a Swiss Hospital.

He is in a Bellinzona clinic where a doctor San Giovalli has does cirgury because of a braintumor.

The news comes from a Swiss Newspaper Zonntagszeitung and indeed there is an article on http://www.sonntagszeitung.ch/sz/szF...2&rubrikid=127
which confirms this.

For those who don't read German, it sais that George has been to thiis clinic various times in May and June. There is no further comment on the result and doctors have not commented on this to the newspaper because of their privacy agreement, so it has not yet been confirmed.

It also sais that George has rented a house nearby in an Italian place called Luino and is driven to the clinic by a driver and they even change number plates frequently from Swiss to Italian.

Again it is a non-confirmed story, but it does scare me.

------------------
I welcome you to Crackerbox Palace
We've been expecting you
You bring such joy in Crackerbox Palace
No matter where you roam know our love is true
FPSHOT is offline  
Old Jul 08, 2001, 07:12 AM   #2
darkhorse
Sun King
 
darkhorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 20, 2001
Location: Santiago, Chile
Posts: 11,086
Default Re: Harrison in clinic for Brain Tumor operation

Let's just pray it's not true, and if it is, please let George recover soon.

------------------
"You know the more it changes,
The more it stays the same"
darkhorse is offline  
Old Jul 08, 2001, 08:37 AM   #3
HMVNipper
Sun King
 
HMVNipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 26, 2001
Location: New York City, USA
Posts: 11,672

Send a message via AIM to HMVNipper
Default Re: Harrison in clinic for Brain Tumor operation

My thoughts, prayers and love are with George and his family at this time -- as always! Thank you for telling us about this. FP...let's hope that we get some more confirmed reports of what is going on soon.



------------------
Rooftop Sessions - The Finest In Beatles-Related Fiction. July 2001 Issue up now! About.com BEST OF THE NET, April 2001! www.rooftopsessions.com
HMVNipper is offline  
Old Jul 08, 2001, 10:10 AM   #4
HeyBeatle
Sun King
 
HeyBeatle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 30, 2000
Location: lost in my own thoughts
Posts: 5,814
Send a message via AIM to HeyBeatle Send a message via MSN to HeyBeatle
Default Re: Harrison in clinic for Brain Tumor operation

That is horrible news I really hope it isn't true. Poor George, my prayers will be with him yet again.

------------------
" Are you a mod or a rocker?"
" No I'm a mocker."

"I'm not dead yet."

"What's brown and sounds like a bell?"
"Dunnng"
HeyBeatle is offline  
Old Jul 08, 2001, 10:39 AM   #5
Lynner
Moderator
 
Lynner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 13, 2001
Location: Elmwood Park, IL USA
Posts: 12,512



Default Re: Harrison in clinic for Brain Tumor operation

Let's hope that this turns out to be a horrible rumor. I will say extra prayers for George tho', just in case.

------------------
Lynner is offline  
Old Jul 08, 2001, 03:01 PM   #6
FPSHOT
Sun King
 
FPSHOT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 04, 2000
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 31,563



Default Re: Harrison in clinic for Brain Tumor operation

It is now also on BBC and CNN and it seems that there will be a statement from the clinic tomorrow, Monday.

------------------
I welcome you to Crackerbox Palace
We've been expecting you
You bring such joy in Crackerbox Palace
No matter where you roam know our love is true
FPSHOT is offline  
Old Jul 08, 2001, 03:54 PM   #7
SF4-EVER
Moderator
 
SF4-EVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 28, 2001
Location: Chicago Area, IL, USA
Posts: 11,969



Default Re: Harrison in clinic for Brain Tumor operation

Oh no....George doesn't deserve this. I hope he gets well quickly; he'll be in my thoughts.

Thanks for posting this, FPSHOT.

------------------
Author of "Move Over Ms. L." and the sequel "To Thine Own Self Be True,"
hosted at www.rooftopsessions.com
SF4-EVER is offline  
Old Jul 08, 2001, 04:01 PM   #8
HMVNipper
Sun King
 
HMVNipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 26, 2001
Location: New York City, USA
Posts: 11,672

Send a message via AIM to HMVNipper
Default Re: Harrison in clinic for Brain Tumor operation

Here's a translation of a second article that appeared in German. The parenthetical statements are the comments of the translator. BTW, they say there will be a statement by tomorrow.

**************
Franco Cavalli treats ex-Beatle

George Harrison is in the institute of the renowned Tessiner cancer
specialist for treatment of a brain tumour


FROM PETER HOSSLI AND THOMAS ISLER
BELLINZONA -

the nurse of the Oncology department in the hospital San Giovanni does not
hesitate a moment: "George Harrison? There you have to" (not sure if this
is a denial or confirmation)

In the radiology department in the second basement. The cancer-ill ex
Beatles guitarist let his tumor be treated in the renowned institute for
cancer of the hospital in Bellinzona. The director of the institute, FR
national council and party head Franco Cavalli, does not disclaim
appropriate rumours, but does not want however because of the secrecy to
specify further.

The 58-jahrige George Harrison was at the end of May and also in June
regularly in the Tessin.

As at the end of May in Bellinzona the Beatles Days took place and on
different Beatles Days took place and on different blow-out of the city
Beatles Covers to the best one were given. were it in the hospital. (are
they saying George has kept this quiet because of some sort of Beatles
Convention in the place where the hospital is?)

For the time of the treatment in Bellinzona Harrison allegedly rented
himself a
house in the Italian Luino, removed only 40 autominutes (about 40KM as the
crow flies I've checked a map) from Bellinzona. He used for travelling
according to details from a safe source a Chauffeure driven car. For
camouflage the cars were used at times with Italian, with
British, then again with Swiss number plates. Neither Harrisons
lawyer in Hawaii nor its press spokeswoman wanted to comment on the
treatment in the Tessin.

As was reported from the surrounding field of the hospital personnel, the
ex-Beatle was to have been treated in Bellinzona because of a brain tumor
with cobalt. Which could lead to a dramatic degradation
of its state of health.

" If the patient is suffering from cancer forms tumours, as for instance in
the brain, must one assume the life expectancy is clearly reduced?

says " Daniel Zwahlen, from the hospital for radio Oncology of the
Universitatsspitals in Zurich.
"The position of recovery is practically hopeless". (I don't agree Ringo's
daughter had a brain tumour and I used to work in a hospital and several
patients recovered fully)

George Harrison had a cancer like growth removed from his lung at the
beginning of May of this yearly at the Mayo hospital in Rochester in the US
Federal State Minnesota. The operation ran successfully, mentioned at that
time the British lawyer of the ex-Beatle, Nicholas
Valner. Afterwards Harrison as well as its wife Olivia Arias went to
Tuscany to recover and recuperate.
"I do not have a plan to die ", said Harrison. According to the British
newspaper " DAILY Mail " the operation removed almost half of a lung ".
After the operation he was flown inthe private airplane by actor Jim Carrey
(" The Truman Show ") to Milan.

Whether the guitarist is still treated in the cancer center by Bellinzona,
is unclear. A physician says, Harrison visits the irradiation center
regularly, he is not however situated permanently
in the hospital.

Other sources disagree and assume, Harrison left in the meantime, for
Hawaii, where he has possesed a house for years.
The cancer suffering of Harrison had already begun 1997. In the Princess
Margaret hospital in Windsor he was treated because of a cancerous growth in
the larynx, which was away-operated allegedly in the hospital. At the Royal
Marsden hospital in London he exposed
himself thereafter twice to an irradiation treatment. " I have the cancer
certainly from smoking.", said Harrison at that time. " years ago I gave
up, then I began again. "

At the end of of 1999 George Harrison of scarcely survived an assassination
attempt. That 33-year old fan Michael Abram broke in at that time to the
house of the guitarist in Oxfordshire outside of London. Harrison tried to
fight back. Abram stabbed him in the chest causing his lung to collapse .
George Harrison recovered whole never from this event. (I'm not sure if they
mean physically or mentally by not recovering whole here?) A court found the
attacker not guilty because of insanity.

A further development in Hawaii points to the aggravation of Harrisons
illness. The musician settled a legal battle with his neighbours on June
19th (actually it was reported on June the 19th but it was settled on June
7th). Over the property of Harrison on Maui runs a path to the Pacific
ocean. At the beginning of the nineties-the ex-Beatle began to forbid the
use of the path To protect his privacy. In Hawaii a court gave the
neighbours of Harrison permission to use the path finally in 1993. But
Harrison continued to draw the case - up to the agreement out of court. to
close the path. Harrison paid to keep. The details of the agreement
secret, said Harrisons lawyer Paul Alston told the " Herald News service ".
The representative of the neighbours, Kyle Coffman, said to the media: "
one looks at the state of health of Harrison, understands why he wanted to
terminate the controversy so quickly. "



------------------
Rooftop Sessions - The Finest In Beatles-Related Fiction. July 2001 Issue up now! About.com BEST OF THE NET, April 2001! www.rooftopsessions.com
HMVNipper is offline  
Old Jul 08, 2001, 04:26 PM   #9
beatlebangs1964
Moderator
 
beatlebangs1964's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 23, 2001
Posts: 37,599



Send a message via AIM to beatlebangs1964
Default Re: Harrison in clinic for Brain Tumor operation

HMVNipper,

Thank you for translating the article. I found it very unsettling and I will certainly be praying for George and his immediate family.

The most recent reports are not encouraging and this latest update is alarming and upsetting to say the least. Last month when Paul McCartney was on the Larry King Show he naturally didn't want to disclose anything about George's health issues. I remember thinking that if George was not facing serious health issues, Paul would have enthusiastically reported an improvement or any other encouraging news. He wisely refrained from making a comment and said that it was up to George what he wanted disclosed about his illness. I found myself thinking about that again today.

One can only hope and pray for the man's recovery. George has certainly given a lot to the world at large and the mark he has left on the world is indelible and relevant.

HMVNipper, I want to thank you again for translating this. These boards are a good place to unite, particularly at a time like this.

------------------
Then we will remember things we said today. Yeah.
-- Beatles, 1964

BB1964
beatlebangs1964 is offline  
Old Jul 08, 2001, 05:07 PM   #10
SF4-EVER
Moderator
 
SF4-EVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 28, 2001
Location: Chicago Area, IL, USA
Posts: 11,969



Default Re: Harrison in clinic for Brain Tumor operation

Here's an article from Reuters. It doesn't really add anything new, but it does help confirm the news. This is definitely upsetting, especially after everything else George has been through; I don't wanna face it...

SF4-EVER/Sandra

Ex-Beatle Harrison Treated for Brain Tumor - Paper

ZURICH (Reuters) - Ex-Beatle George Harrison has been treated for a brain tumor in a Swiss cancer hospital in Bellinzona, the Sonntagszeitung newspaper said on Sunday.

The paper said Franco Cavalli, cancer specialist and parliamentary floor leader for the Socialist Party, did not deny he was treating the 58-year old guitarist at the San Giovanni hospital but declined to give
details.

According to Sonntagszeitung, Harrison was in Bellinzona in the Italian-speaking south of Switzerland during May and June for radiotherapy.

The paper said Harrison had rented a house in Luino in Italy, a 40-minute drive from Bellinzona, during the treatment. Harrison's lawyer and his spokeswoman had no comment on the treatment, it added.

The paper said Harrison received cobalt radiation. In May, he had a cancer-like sore removed from his lungs in the Mayo hospital in Rochester, United States.

The Sonntagszeitung said it was not clear whether Harrison was still being treated in Bellinzona or had returned to his house in Hawaii.

No one at the hospital or at Harrison's record company in London was available for comment on the report.

------------------
Author of "Move Over Ms. L." and the sequel "To Thine Own Self Be True,"
hosted at www.rooftopsessions.com
SF4-EVER is offline  
Old Jul 08, 2001, 05:30 PM   #11
beatlemethisbeatlemethat
Dr. Robert
 
Join Date: May 24, 2000
Location: Pepperland
Posts: 1,252
Default Re: Harrison in clinic for Brain Tumor operation

Here's another article

Harrison treated at Swiss cancer clinic

George Harrison is being treated in a Swiss cancer clinic.

A statement is expected to be released on Monday.

The former Beatle recently underwent surgery for cancer.

"For two weeks the local press have been publishing the news that he is being treated at our institute, and we have not denied that," said Dr Franco Cavalli, director of the oncology institute for southern Switzerland in Bellinzona.

"That is all we have to say for the time being. We expect to issue a press release tomorrow morning."

It was learned in May that Harrison, 58, had undergone surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to remove a cancerous growth from one of his lungs.

A statement from his solicitor said the operation had been completely successful and he had made an excellent recovery.

He went to Tuscany, Italy, to recover with his wife Olivia.

Harrison was also treated for throat cancer in 1997.

He was gardening at his Oxfordshire mansion when he first noticed there was something wrong in July that year.



------------------
Peace, and Beatles,
Stefanie

Beatle Me This, Beatle Me That

//0-0\\//0-0\\//0-0\\
"After all is said and done, you can't go pleasing everyone, so screw it"
--John Lennon
beatlemethisbeatlemethat is offline  
Old Jul 08, 2001, 06:26 PM   #12
HMVNipper
Sun King
 
HMVNipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 26, 2001
Location: New York City, USA
Posts: 11,672

Send a message via AIM to HMVNipper
Default Re: Harrison in clinic for Brain Tumor operation

You're right, Beatlebangs -- I remember thinking the same thing when I saw Paul on Larry King last month -- that if the news about George had been good, he would have been a lot more forthcoming. The fact remains, too, that Paul and George had not gotten on all that well recently, despite some outward appearances -- and yet when George returned from the Mayo Clinic, Paul went running to Italy to see him...something in me says that Paul may have gotten a call that things were not good and went, not only to see George and wish him well, but also to perhaps make peace with him...I shudder to think about that...

Here's a link to an article on CNN.com -- basically says the same thing we've been reading all night. (BTW, I didn't do that translation myself -- someone on one of my George lists did, but I felt it was worth posting here...) There should be more of a statement tomorrow...let's all think good thoughts.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/SHOWBIZ/Musi...tle/index.html



------------------
Rooftop Sessions - The Finest In Beatles-Related Fiction. July 2001 Issue up now! About.com BEST OF THE NET, April 2001! www.rooftopsessions.com
HMVNipper is offline  
Old Jul 08, 2001, 07:40 PM   #13
bearkat77
Administrator
 
bearkat77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 04, 2000
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 60,688



Default Re: Harrison in clinic for Brain Tumor operation

All of my thoughts and prayers go out to George at this time. We wish him a speedy recovery and no more cancer scares.

------------------

Bearkat77's Beatlemaniac Page
Bearkat77's Tribute to John Lennon
Bearkat77's Tribute to Ringo Starr
bearkat77 is offline  
Old Jul 09, 2001, 04:08 AM   #14
Lucy
Moderator
 
Lucy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 05, 2000
Location: London
Posts: 9,749


Send a message via AIM to Lucy Send a message via MSN to Lucy
Default Re: Harrison in clinic for Brain Tumor operation

This is really scaring me. All of these reports that are so non-committal and neither confirm or deny anything only make it worse.

------------------
Lucy is offline  
Old Jul 09, 2001, 04:13 AM   #15
HMVNipper
Sun King
 
HMVNipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 26, 2001
Location: New York City, USA
Posts: 11,672

Send a message via AIM to HMVNipper
Default Re: Harrison in clinic for Brain Tumor operation

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By Lucy:
This is really scaring me. All of these reports that are so non-committal and neither confirm or deny anything only make it worse.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I agree, Lucy -- the silence is not a good thing. Normally I ascribe to the "no news is good news" school of thought, but in this case, the frustrating lack of information is a bit ominous...it's already after 1 PM in England, after 2 on the Continent, and there's been no press release as promised...I'm keeping my eye on the wires, though...



------------------
Rooftop Sessions - The Finest In Beatles-Related Fiction. July 2001 Issue up now! About.com BEST OF THE NET, April 2001! www.rooftopsessions.com
HMVNipper is offline  
Old Jul 09, 2001, 04:43 AM   #16
Harb83
Co-Admin Geezer
 
Harb83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 06, 2000
Location: Devon, England
Posts: 9,407


Default Re: Harrison in clinic for Brain Tumor operation

Another news story...

Harrison 'has more cancer treatment'

Former Beatle George Harrison has undergone more cancer treatment in a Swiss clinic, a newspaper has reported.
Swiss paper Sonntagszeitung said the musician was treated for a brain tumour in a cancer hospital in the south of the country.

Harrison, whose life was threatened when he was stabbed by an intruder in 1999, has had two previous known cancer scares.

Swiss cancer specialist Franco Cavalli did not deny he had treated Harrison at the San Giovanni hospital in Bellinzona, but declined to give details, Sonntagszeitung said.

Harrison, 58, underwent radiotherapy in May and June, according to the paper.

It was revealed in May that the star had surgery for lung cancer in the United States.

He was said to have made an "excellent recovery" at the time.

The operation in Rochester, Minnesota, had been completely successful, a statement said.

The star was also treated for throat cancer in Britain in 1997 after he found a lump on his neck, which he described at the time as "a warning".

'Smoking'

He had surgery in August that year, followed by two courses of radiation therapy at the Royal Marsden Hospital near London, the UK's leading cancer treatment centre.

He later said: "I got it purely from smoking. I gave up cigarettes many years ago, but had started again for a while and then stopped in 1997.

"Luckily for me they found that this nodule was more of a warning than anything else."

The guitarist and songwriter was almost killed in December 1999 after being stabbed 10 times by an intruder at his home, resulting in treatment for a punctured lung.

The assailant, Michael Abram was detained indefinitely at a secure hospital after a jury decided he was insane.

The former Beatle made a full recovery from the attack and gave evidence to Oxford Crown Court saying: "I believed I had been fatally stabbed."

Speaking earlier this year, Harrison said: "I had a little throat cancer. I had a piece of my lung removed in 1997. And then I was almost murdered.

"But I seem to feel stronger. I don't smoke any more. I'm a little more short of breath than I used to be, so I don't see myself on stage lasting a full 14 rounds."

In 1998, the News of the World newspaper quoted Harrison as saying his first brush with the disease made him think about how tenuous life could be. He compared it to "a raindrop on a lotus leaf".


George has been through more problems in the last 5 years than most people do in a lifetime. All our prayers are with you George and are wishing you a complete and speedy recovery.



------------------
Containing EVERY clue ever found about this conspiracy, Paul is Dead - The Conclusive Evidence will change your mind about this bizarre coverup.

This week, 'Beatles 1' is at No. 23 in the UK Album charts.
This week, 'Wingspan' is at No. 55 in the UK Album charts.
Harb83 is offline  
Old Jul 09, 2001, 05:05 AM   #17
beatlebangs1964
Moderator
 
beatlebangs1964's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 23, 2001
Posts: 37,599



Send a message via AIM to beatlebangs1964
Default Re: Harrison in clinic for Brain Tumor operation

HMVNipper,

What is the link for the George list? Thank you again, HMVNipper and thank you FPShot, Stefanie and Harbridge for the updates. This is very alarming and upsetting to say the least.

I, too normally subscribe to "no news is good news," but when somebody's health is the issue, then that adage does not apply.

Nothing in my local paper has been said about George, so basically all the information I have been getting is from the Internet. It is a good thing we have boards like this so we can feel a sense of unity at a time like this. Prayers for George are being said.

------------------
Then we will remember things we said today. Yeah.
-- Beatles, 1964

BB1964



[This Message Has Been Edited By beatlebangs1964 On July 09, 2001 06:07 AM]
beatlebangs1964 is offline  
Old Jul 09, 2001, 05:26 AM   #18
HMVNipper
Sun King
 
HMVNipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 26, 2001
Location: New York City, USA
Posts: 11,672

Send a message via AIM to HMVNipper
Default Re: Harrison in clinic for Brain Tumor operation

The George list is on Yahoo Groups -- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/beatlesusa-george

Additionally, here's a link to Annanova, and a statement from George -- http://www.ananova.com/entertainment...sm_347558.html


------------------
Rooftop Sessions - The Finest In Beatles-Related Fiction. July 2001 Issue up now! About.com BEST OF THE NET, April 2001! www.rooftopsessions.com
HMVNipper is offline  
Old Jul 09, 2001, 08:02 AM   #19
FPSHOT
Sun King
 
FPSHOT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 04, 2000
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 31,563



Default Re: Harrison in clinic for Brain Tumor operation

I just hope that George's comments appear to be relaxing for the future.

As linked in the previous post, George has made a statement;

Former Beatle George Harrison has said he is "feeling fine" after a successful course of radiotherapy at hospital in Switzerland.

A statement from Harrison's solicitor revealed that the former Beatle underwent treatment at the hospital in Bellinzona over a month ago, the UK Press Association reported.

The statement said Harrison had a course of radiotherapy at the clinic and that doctors do not see any need for further treatment at the hospital.

Harrison said: "I am feeling fine and I am really sorry for the unnecessary worry which has been caused by the reports appearing in today's press. Please do not worry."

So, for now we can relax as it seems. Additional comments are likely to follow.

------------------
I welcome you to Crackerbox Palace
We've been expecting you
You bring such joy in Crackerbox Palace
No matter where you roam know our love is true
FPSHOT is offline  
Old Jul 09, 2001, 08:08 AM   #20
beatlebangs1964
Moderator
 
beatlebangs1964's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 23, 2001
Posts: 37,599



Send a message via AIM to beatlebangs1964
Default Re: Harrison in clinic for Brain Tumor operation

I called my church and had George put on the Prayer List.

HMVNipper, thank you for the web sites.

------------------
Then we will remember things we said today. Yeah.
-- Beatles, 1964

BB1964
beatlebangs1964 is offline  
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Advertisements

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Site Features
Search Links

  Advanced Search
Category Jump



BeatleMail

FREE E-MAIL
@ BEATLEMAIL.COM


Username


Password




New User Sign-Up!
Lost Password?
Beatles History




Donate
The costs of running our database and discussion forum are steadily rising. Any help we receive is greatly appreciated. Click HERE for more information about donating to BeatleLinks.
Extras
» Chat Room
» Current News
» Monthly Contest
» Interviews Database
» Random Site
» Banner Exchange
» F.A.Q.
» Advertise
» Credits
» Legal
» Contact Us
Copyright © 2000-2024 BeatleLinks
All Rights Reserved