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Ted Turner rushed to clinic in Argentina with appendicitis: media

Ted Turner Hospitalized In Argentina


(Reuters) - Philanthropist and former media tycoon Ted Turner was rushed to hospital with appendicitis early on Friday in Argentina's Patagonia region, where we he owns property, local media said.

After a brief stay in the San Carlos clinic in the picturesque lake-side city of Bariloche, the 75-year-old founder of cable TV powerhouse CNN was flown to Buenos Aires to be operated on, according to several Argentine newspapers.

Workers at the San Carlos clinic confirmed Turner was there in the early morning hours, and left on foot. Media said he took a private jet to Buenos Aires.

A spokesman for Turner was not immediately available to comment.

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bmitche March 07 2014 at 7:32 PM

Get well soon Ted.

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bobannie911 March 07 2014 at 11:58 AM

Where is Jane??????

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visconti24 bobannie911 March 07 2014 at 11:59 AM

They divorced long ago.

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naojf22936 visconti24 March 07 2014 at 12:52 PM

Ted is Jane's father. What are you talking about????/

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prlvate bobannie911 March 07 2014 at 1:02 PM

Looking for Tarzan

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madkono March 07 2014 at 9:40 PM

i don't care for your views, but get well!!!

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hpmustang1 March 07 2014 at 1:05 PM

Guy is rolling around looking for a surgeon to do an appendectomy is a dumb thing to do, A ruptured appendi x can kill you.

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mountainlora hpmustang1 March 07 2014 at 1:49 PM

Appendix is wealthy man code for liver disease from alcohol.

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colohiker49 mountainlora March 07 2014 at 2:13 PM

It is better to keep silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt

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owenacurraflows mountainlora March 07 2014 at 2:26 PM

NO it is NOT

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localfave March 07 2014 at 8:44 PM

Save a lot of great movies. Thanks.

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Daphnne' March 07 2014 at 12:34 PM

YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS GOD BLESS YOU

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johnnyjackson42 Daphnne' March 07 2014 at 1:30 PM

Turner doesn't want your prayers...are you nuts?

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sugarbutton5 March 07 2014 at 6:01 PM

Hope only for the best for Ted Turner.

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Ray March 07 2014 at 6:31 PM

Good luck Mr Turner

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lincolnshire100 March 07 2014 at 5:25 PM

Hope you feel better Ted. Met you through an radio engineer (Art P) many years ago when I was just a boy. One of the highlights of my life. Gave me some great advice and it helped me tremendously. Thank you Ted.

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GARY March 07 2014 at 3:14 PM

Get well Ted.......A true pioneer....with a great history. Read his book a few years back, excellent.

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tonyjuicey1 GARY March 07 2014 at 4:19 PM

Read Iaccoca.

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diamsupply GARY March 07 2014 at 5:44 PM

Yeah great guy (rolling eyes), especially the part in the book where he says that he wants to reduce the population by 90% (that means you) and that there are not enough resources for you to have children. Meanwhile he owns more land than any human and has 5 children.

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