Shalom Life | January 25, 2015

Jerry Lewis Recovering After Being Hospitalized

The 86-year-old funnyman evidently collapsed from low blood sugar.

By: Sarah Bauder

Published: June 13th, 2012 in Culture » Society » News

Jerry Lewis Recovering After Being Hospitalized
Legendary comedian Jerry Lewis was rushed to hospital, after collapsing moments before he was to take the stage at a star-studded Friars Club event last night in New York. However, the 86-year-old’s publicist, Candi Cazau told the Associated Press, that today Lewis is fine, explaining he was “very busy and simply forgot to eat or drink and his blood sugar level took a dive.”

Lewis had been at the event emceed by Alec Baldwin, to receive the Applause Award, and likewise, present Tom Cruise with Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award. The prestigious aforementioned award has been only bestowed three previous times to Douglas Fairbanks, Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra, respectively.

"I am sorry Jerry couldn't be here tonight, but I know he is going to be fine," Cruise said after accepting the Icon Award.

"Jerry Lewis was so sorry to miss the Icon Award presentation to Tom Cruise last night, but is feeling much better today, and is back at his hotel and thanks everyone for their good wishes," a Friars Club rep said in a statement on Wednesday.

Lewis has suffered from a myriad of problems in recent years, including Type 1 diabetes, prostate cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, and heart disease.
Rush Announces 40th Anniversary Tour, Could Be Their Last Rush Announces 40th Anniversary Tour, Could Be Their Last TrendingAdam Sandler and Lena Dunham Discuss OCD on ‘Late Late Show’ [VIDEO] Adam Sandler and Lena Dunham Discuss OCD on ‘Late Late Show’ [VIDEO] TrendingSeth Rogen Clears Up ‘American Sniper’ Nazi Comments, Apologizes Seth Rogen Clears Up ‘American Sniper’ Nazi Comments, Apologizes Trending
 

Dutch Jews Want Army Troops Positioned Outside Synagogues

January 23, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Dutch Jews Want Army Troops Positioned Outside Synagogues

Calls from Jewish leaders come in the wake of Hyper Cacher attack near Paris

Read More

Saudi Arabia Blames Israel for anti-Semitism at First UN Conference on anti-Semitism

January 23, 2015 | By JNS.org
Saudi Arabia Blames Israel for anti-Semitism at First UN Conference on anti-Semitism

Ambassador Abdallah al-Mouallimi cites Israeli "occupation" as reason for the rise in anti-Semitism

Read More

Report: Miss Lebanon Will not Be Stripped of Title After Selfie with Miss Israel

January 23, 2015 | By Ynet News
Report: Miss Lebanon Will not Be Stripped of Title After Selfie with Miss Israel

The beauty queen was heavily criticized by the Arab world after appearing in a photo with Doron Matalon

Read More

Rush Announces 40th Anniversary Tour, Could Be Their Last

January 23, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Rush Announces 40th Anniversary Tour, Could Be Their Last

The band is hitting 34 cities across North America.

Read More

Adam Sandler and Lena Dunham Discuss OCD on ‘Late Late Show’ [VIDEO]

January 23, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Adam Sandler and Lena Dunham Discuss OCD on ‘Late Late Show’ [VIDEO]

Maria Bamford and Judd Apatow also share experiences.

Read More

Seth Rogen Clears Up ‘American Sniper’ Nazi Comments, Apologizes

January 23, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Seth Rogen Clears Up ‘American Sniper’ Nazi Comments, Apologizes

'The Interview' actor explains the intention of his controversial tweet

Read More

Artist Paints Lovely Portrait of Mark Zuckerberg, Using His Own Feces

January 23, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Artist Paints Lovely Portrait of Mark Zuckerberg, Using His Own Feces

The Facebook CEO is, again, the subject of Brooklyn-based KATSU's art

Read More

Paula Abdul Joins ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ as Judge

January 22, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Paula Abdul Joins ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ as Judge

Abdul is making her return to reality television on Fox.

Read More

More Headlines