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Jennifer Capriati Hospitalized After Apparent OD
TMZ ^

Posted on 06/27/2010 6:16:00 PM PDT by Justaham

TMZ has learned former teen tennis star Jennifer Capriati was rushed to the hospital early this morning after paramedics responded to a call for a possible overdose.

Sources tell TMZ the call came from a hotel in Riviera Beach, FL. Capriati was transported to a nearby hospital.

TMZ spoke with Jennifer's father who tells us she's recovering well.

Capriati won 14 career titles, including three Grand Slams. She also won a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: capriati; jennifercapriati; tennis

1 posted on 06/27/2010 6:16:01 PM PDT by Justaham
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2 posted on 06/27/2010 6:20:22 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Justaham

This is extremely sad to learn about. We were big Jennifer Capriati fans. We’ll be praying for her ...


3 posted on 06/27/2010 6:21:15 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: mlizzy
This is the second female tennis star to attempt this. What is going on?!

Prayers offered up.

4 posted on 06/27/2010 6:23:33 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Justaham

Riviera Beach is not a place you want to have problems in.


5 posted on 06/27/2010 6:25:49 PM PDT by Leisler ("Over time they create a legal system that plunders and a moral code that glorifies it." F. Bastiat)
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To: Justaham

She was the youngest major tennis tournament winner ever, I think. It usually doesn’t turn out well, I’m afraid, for athletes or actors thrust into the limelight so early.


6 posted on 06/27/2010 6:25:59 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: Justaham

Which did she OD on? Narcotics or tranquilizers?


7 posted on 06/27/2010 6:27:38 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: kcvl

That’s a man, baby!


8 posted on 06/27/2010 6:29:48 PM PDT by GnL
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To: Northern Yankee

Hi Northern Yankee! Who was the other one? Do you remember her name? Really intense high-pressured sport from such a young age.


9 posted on 06/27/2010 6:31:05 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: mlizzy

Monica Seles?


10 posted on 06/27/2010 6:33:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: GnL
That’s a man, baby!

If thats a man,, with a man's sex drive,, please advise her location......... ;-)

11 posted on 06/27/2010 6:33:54 PM PDT by 2aberro
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To: mlizzy

I think the other female tennis player tested positive of cocaine is Martina Hingis in 2008. She was banned from tennis for two years. She became #1 at age 18 (I think) and stayed #1 for 209 weeks.


12 posted on 06/27/2010 6:37:09 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: GnL

Women making a strenuous physical effort, straining muscles, etc., tend to look rather masculine. She was rather attractive, actually, see Google. She has had drug problems for over a decade.


13 posted on 06/27/2010 6:38:14 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Good night. I expect more respect tomorrow - Danny H (RIP))
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To: 2aberro

I prefer Venus Williams :-)


14 posted on 06/27/2010 6:40:06 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL OR REBEL! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: Justaham
dint this happen once before???

15 posted on 06/27/2010 6:42:02 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Northern Yankee
This isn't the first time. Capriati had a bout with drugs in 1994.

-PJ

16 posted on 06/27/2010 6:42:57 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: mlizzy

Yes, it is sad. For lurkers who may not remember, she was a youngest-ever major contender, winning an olympic gold medal the following year; She had gotten into trouble when still a teenager, and had seemed to really put her life together, beginning her big “comeback” career move at only 19, rising to number one in the world.


17 posted on 06/27/2010 6:43:55 PM PDT by dangus
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To: Political Junkie Too

PJ - Jennifer was also caught shopllifting a $35 ring in 1993.


18 posted on 06/27/2010 6:51:11 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: mlizzy

I’m saddened by the news as well. I thought she was past the dark times in her life. I feel a little more empathy and connection towards her since she is slightly younger than myself. I remember her quick rise to fame and thought wow this is cool what if something cool like this happened to me (being a stupid teenager)? I realized it would probably be a bad thing. Shortly thereafter she dropped out of the tennis world and started reappearing in the news again in a not so good way. I was so happy when she got her life back together had a comeback and was successful. I guess she still hasn’t conquered her demons yet.


19 posted on 06/27/2010 7:00:14 PM PDT by Mr Fuji
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To: Leisler

In this case, I’m sure that it was a Singer Island hotel with a Riviera Beach address. At least I hope so.


20 posted on 06/27/2010 7:05:20 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: Justaham

Never let your kids get into showbiz or any kind of fame.


21 posted on 06/27/2010 7:08:38 PM PDT by GeronL (Just say NO to conservativecave.com, it rots your teeth!)
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To: GnL
Here's a better pic of her


22 posted on 06/27/2010 7:12:12 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: Mr Fuji
I’m saddened by the news as well. I thought she was past the dark times in her life. I feel a little more empathy and connection towards her since she is slightly younger than myself. I remember her quick rise to fame and thought wow this is cool what if something cool like this happened to me (being a stupid teenager)? I realized it would probably be a bad thing. Shortly thereafter she dropped out of the tennis world and started reappearing in the news again in a not so good way. I was so happy when she got her life back together had a comeback and was successful. I guess she still hasn’t conquered her demons yet.
What a nice comment. (See, Jennifer, you have friends!!)
23 posted on 06/27/2010 7:25:22 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: mlizzy

Sad, but not surprising. She was already having serious drug and alcohol problems in her teens, during her first absence from the circuit after turning pro.


24 posted on 06/27/2010 7:33:05 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Justaham

Prayers for her.


25 posted on 06/27/2010 9:00:44 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: mlizzy

I wish her nothing but the best outcome.....one always hopes that the young eventually find their way in life...


26 posted on 06/27/2010 10:49:23 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Justaham

Capriati and the Porn Star. Not really a good omen for emotional stability.

(WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA) “ One of the most popular straight male porn stars of all time, DALE DABONE discusses his relationship with tennis pro JENNIFER CAPRIATI on the debut episode of JASON SECHRESTs new weekly adult-themed talk show, The Curious Hours.

At one time the #1 female tennis player in the world, JENNIFER CAPRIATI it seems was in a several year courtship with the hung stud who dons the actual cowl and tights ADAM WEST once wore in the latest adult cinema blockbuster, Batman: A XXX Parody.

But why did DALE DABONE abandon his career in adult entertainment for so many years to begin with? He tells SECHREST it was because he was in love with CAPRIATI. I was in love, he says. The porn thing came out and I had to hide it so I quit porn. It caught up with us. We couldnt go anywhere together because they would just rip us apart.


27 posted on 06/28/2010 1:27:52 AM PDT by tlb
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I can't remember her name, but she was found dead about a month ago in her home. They believe it was a suicide.

So sad....

28 posted on 06/28/2010 3:56:35 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Justaham; mlizzy
Martina Hingis.

Thanks!

29 posted on 06/28/2010 3:59:30 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Northern Yankee

Martina Hingis is dead?

Holy Cow.


30 posted on 06/28/2010 4:05:30 AM PDT by Abundy
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To: Abundy; Northern Yankee

Pretty sure Martina Hingis is not dead.


31 posted on 06/28/2010 4:08:50 AM PDT by rintense
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I don’t know if its Hingis. But a woman tennis star did die about a month ago. I remember reading it on FR?


32 posted on 06/28/2010 4:15:33 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Northern Yankee
You might be thinking of Erica Blasberg, a pro golfer, who died in May in what may have been a suicide.
33 posted on 06/28/2010 4:36:33 AM PDT by Humbug (we regret to inform you that this freeper is too busy at the moment to bother with taglines)
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"You might be thinking of Erica Blasberg, a pro golfer, who died in May in what may have been a suicide."

That's her.

Thanks.

34 posted on 06/28/2010 12:18:39 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Northern Yankee

Okay, thank you ... I knew of the golfer; an even sadder story ...


35 posted on 06/28/2010 12:44:57 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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