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Report: Former ‘American Idol’ Finalist Dies At 35 [from a twisted ankle]
CBSLA.com) ^ | August 2, 2014 4:23 PM

Posted on 08/02/2014 5:05:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Former “American Idol” finalist Michael Johns has died, according to various reports.

The Hollywood Reporter says Johns, a season 7 top ten contestant, died Friday from a blood clot in his ankle.

TMZ reported Johns had twisted his ankle and was in a great deal of pain. They also said he died in his sleep.

Former “Idol” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe told TMZ, “He was a great talent and dear friend. My boys and I are devastated.”

The Australian-born heart throb came in #8 in the season eventually won by David Cook.

Johns — born Michael John Lee — released an album, “Hold Back My Heart,” in 2009.

US Weekly reported that Johns just tweeted last week that he was ready to go back into the studio and record a new song called “Reckless.”

He is survived by his wife of seven years, Stacey Vuduris, a Hollywood interior designer.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: michaeljohns

1 posted on 08/02/2014 5:05:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

A twisted ankle will not kill you, but a blood clot resulting from a twisted ankle might.


2 posted on 08/02/2014 5:08:18 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: BenLurkin

You just never know, for the most part, when your time here is up. God only knows, as the saying goes.


3 posted on 08/02/2014 5:08:34 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Jonty30

Or he could have been another Obamacare statistic. I’ve never heard of anyone dying from a twisted ankle.


4 posted on 08/02/2014 5:10:22 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: BenLurkin

For you truly know that the day of our Lord so comes as a thief in the night.


5 posted on 08/02/2014 5:10:23 PM PDT by Bayard
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6 posted on 08/02/2014 5:11:22 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Bayard
For you truly know that the day of our Lord so comes as a thief in the night.

Think that refers to That Great Day of The Lord, which I hope to avoid seeing from down here, when He appears (with His saints) to judge and avenge the blood of the righteous.

But you are still correct in saying that we all gotta die, or something like that, and few of us know approximately when that moment might be.
7 posted on 08/02/2014 5:23:07 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: BenLurkin

Scary. I am sitting in a hospital waiting for my wife to come out of recovery after breaking her ankle this morning.


8 posted on 08/02/2014 5:23:26 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: Jonty30

but how long would it take from twisted ankle to clot to death??? this seems to have happened incredibly quick...


9 posted on 08/02/2014 5:24:57 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Sans-Culotte

Broken ankle is bad, my brother did that. I hope she will be OK.


10 posted on 08/02/2014 5:28:33 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Resettozero

If the day does not come to us, we will go to that day....


11 posted on 08/02/2014 5:34:46 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: God luvs America

It’s a hazard that can occur to someone by just sitting too long in one position, let alone some gross bodily injury. I’d call it a freak accident, even more of a freak accident than the twisted angle itself was.

“It is appointed once for men to die, then the judgment.” God does not want to damn anybody, but some people leave Him no choice because they will refuse salvation, and would do so no matter how many chances they were offered.


12 posted on 08/02/2014 5:37:56 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: BenLurkin

Dreadful. RIP.


13 posted on 08/02/2014 5:38:07 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Sans-Culotte
Scary. I am sitting in a hospital waiting for my wife to come out of recovery after breaking her ankle this morning.

Mrs. R2z very badly damaged one of her ankles sliding down a long outside bannister-railing about 10 years ago (showing off to our children). Did not seek treatment and it didn't get healed fully for 3 or 4 years. You did well insuring Mrs. Sans-Culotte got immediate treatment.
14 posted on 08/02/2014 5:41:59 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: God luvs America

Who was the anchor/reporter who lost his arm not long after some equipment fell on him? Just thought his arm was bruised, but then...


15 posted on 08/02/2014 5:47:15 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: lee martell
You just never know, for the most part, when your time here is up. God only knows, as the saying goes.

A rich and mighty Persian once walked in his garden with one of his servants. The servant cried that he had just encountered Death, who had threatened him. He begged his master to give him his fastest horse so that he could make haste and flee to Teheran, which he could reach that same evening. The master consented and the servant galloped off on the horse. On returning to his house the master himself met Death, and questioned him, “Why did you terrify and threaten my servant?” “I did not threaten him; I only showed surprise in still finding him here when I planned to meet him tonight in Teheran,” said Death.

16 posted on 08/02/2014 5:51:10 PM PDT by JPG ("So sue me". OK, we will.)
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To: Resettozero

The doc had to re-attach some bone. Must be why he wanted to operate ASAP.


17 posted on 08/02/2014 5:51:12 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: BenLurkin

died from a twisted ankle? or complications?


18 posted on 08/02/2014 5:52:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: God luvs America

The blood circulates the entire body every few minutes. Clots move until they cannot move. If it moves into the brain, it’s over because it causes a stroke.


19 posted on 08/02/2014 6:11:04 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: GeronL

From the resulting clot.

Back in April, I twisted something in the back of my knee...the pain was bad, but it went away. It came back, and I went to the doctor, who advised an ultrasound. They told me, oh, it’s just a few superficial clots, nothing to worry about.

Again the pain went away, but a month later it was back. They tested my blood for clotting and told me to have another ultrasound done right away-—I did, and it showed a blood clot. They slapped me into a wheelchair and rolled me right over to the ER. When it comes to clots, they don’t mess around-—they can break off and go to your lung and kill you. The day before I got diagnosed, I did a really vigorous dance workout-—the activity could have very well made it break off then, but God was with me.

So, I’m on blood thinners for a couple of more months. Right after the diagnosis, I had to give myself shots in the stomach-—”clotbusters.” It’s amazing what you can do when you have to, LOL.

I never had a medical problem before this. I’m thankful it turned out the way it did.


20 posted on 08/02/2014 6:14:42 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: JPG

That’s a good joke, in a macabre, Vincent Price kind of way.
Re; the spectre of Death; “Don’t call him, he’ll call you!”.


21 posted on 08/02/2014 6:22:09 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: CatherineofAragon

wow


22 posted on 08/02/2014 6:28:02 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I hate needles and giving myself shots might be too much


23 posted on 08/02/2014 6:28:50 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL
"I hate needles and giving myself shots might be too much"

I bet you could do it. I hate them, too--while I'm on the blood thinners, I have my blood drawn to check the level of the meds, and it freaks me out. But those belly shots weren't bad. The needle was tiny, and it slipped right in.

The thing is, the doctor told me clots are very common, and anyone can get them. They sent me to a hematologist who told me I was the fourth clot patient that day. Make sure to get up every hour and move around...your calf muscle acts like a pump to keep your blood flowing.

24 posted on 08/02/2014 6:38:26 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Good advice for freepers who spend so much time here as I do and for my nephew who spends all day and night on the XBox


25 posted on 08/02/2014 6:44:31 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

Absolutely


26 posted on 08/02/2014 7:00:19 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Sans-Culotte

Hope and pray she is OK. Feel free to keep us posted.


27 posted on 08/02/2014 7:02:33 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: BenLurkin

........I saw him and talked to him at a Charity Tennis Match. He sang a wonderful version of the Star Spangled Banner at the beginning of the doubles match between the Bryan Bros. and some unknown guys.

Was a VERY nice young man!


28 posted on 08/02/2014 7:11:57 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Jonty30

Likewise it can travel to the lungs.

And a pulmonary embolism is something you DO NOT want!


29 posted on 08/02/2014 7:31:36 PM PDT by djf (OK. Well, now, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: aposiopetic

She is in her room now groggy and in pain. I’m trying to be quiet so she can sleep through it.


30 posted on 08/02/2014 7:41:58 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: Sans-Culotte

It is good, a blessing, to be present to offer comfort and support for the ones we love.

Glad she is through the surgery part. Hope her pain subsides soon enough.


31 posted on 08/02/2014 7:44:57 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Jonty30; BenLurkin

“A twisted ankle will not kill you, but a blood clot resulting from a twisted ankle might.”

If we are to assume that a blood clot from the twisted ankle broke loose and either caused a stroke or heart attack, then what you say is true. Note that DMSO, dimethyl sulfoxide, administered orally or topically, will dissolve blood clots. DMSO administered orally, topically or IV will stop a stroke. Every medicine cabinet should contain a bottle of DMSO.


32 posted on 08/02/2014 9:02:32 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: CatherineofAragon

See my post No 32.


33 posted on 08/02/2014 9:04:29 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: Jonty30

I think something else was in play here. I’ve never heard of a blood clot below the knee resulting in a fatality.


34 posted on 08/02/2014 9:11:08 PM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: BenLurkin

Rest in peace.

35 posted on 08/02/2014 10:29:08 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

The short-term injections a clot patient has to self-administer are called Lovenox (Enoxaparin Sodium).

A deep vein thrombosis, or DVT (blood clot in the leg) is nothing to mess around with or to try and self-medicate. If a person is having any of the symptoms-—calf pain, redness, swelling-—immediate medical attention is required. The blood-thinning pills take about a week to kick in, which is why the shots are necessary in the meantime.

Also, trying to thin your blood on your own is extremely risky. You might not thin it enough, resulting in death from the clot, or you might thin it too much, resulting in death from bleeding. You would have no way of knowing. Just don’t try it.

These clots can break off quickly and with no warning, and they can kill. They don’t result in strokes or heart attacks-—they go to the lungs and cause pulmonary embolism.


36 posted on 08/03/2014 8:23:48 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: MrsEmmaPeel
"I think something else was in play here. I’ve never heard of a blood clot below the knee resulting in a fatality."

It happens all the time.

37 posted on 08/03/2014 8:25:16 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: MrsEmmaPeel

Ever wondered what anti-embolism/compression stockings were used for?


38 posted on 08/03/2014 8:29:21 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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