LEONARD IS FEELING FINE

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Re: LEONARD IS FEELING FINE

Postby John Etherington » Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:08 am

Dear Leonard,

Glad you're not broken down from a recent fall!

Many Happy Solar Returns.

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Postby B4real » Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:20 am

I was sitting at my computer working on my submission for Leonard's 75th birthday and have just heard the news that he collapsed on stage. I absolutely freaked out :!: I'm so glad to hear he's fine now and will be OK for his birthday. I truely don't know where his stamina comes from. Take care Leonard.
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Re: LEONARD IS FEELING FINE

Postby rosered51 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:01 am

This is what I posted on the Huffington Post before I came here:

Mr. Cohen is an international treasure. I cannot adequately express how much comfort and pure joy he has provided me over the years. I was a writer, artist, designer and seamstress, but am now disabled, and cannot use my hands or arms. Listening to his music takes the sting out of what I have lost. While muchof his music is quite serious, with healthy doses of irony and cynicism, it always makes me laugh, a vital part of the healing process, as we all know. I cannot imagine a world without Leonard Cohen in it, and I hope I don't have to do that for a very, very long time. But come what may, the music will live on, along with the pleasure it brings. Get well, Mr. Cohen. Don't work too hard. You have already contributed far more than anyone could possibly be expected to. I wish you love, peace and a rapid recovery.

Sharon

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Thank G-d! Mr. Cohen is indestructible. And I know he will keep rolling on for many years to come. I wish him peace, love and good health. The world needs him now more than ever -- I need him.

Sharon
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Postby DeeCeedoubleU » Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:09 am

I'm so glad to hear that Leonard is doing fine. Here's hoping that he continues to stay well for many years to come. My prayers are that Leonard has an awesome 75th birthday and a well deserved break after Barcelona!
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Postby goldstei » Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:18 am

Here are some links to mainstream news coverage; check out the many moving comments on the Huffington Post link.of which the first is my favorite: "Leonard showed his heart to the doctor and our names were all written on it":

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18, 2009, and was helped off stage to receive treatment from a medical team. Montreal singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen was forced to cut short a concert in ...
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The Canadian singer was treated first by stadium medical staff and then taken by ambulance to a local hospital. He was given the all-clear in the early hours of Saturday. A band member told the crowd Cohen had suffered stomach cramps and vomiting fits. His concert organisers say the final date of the Spanish tour will go ahead in Barcelona on Monday. After Spain, Cohen is due to perform in Florida on 17 October. The legendary artist resumed touring ... 2009-09-18 16:05 ...
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Re: LEONARD IS FEELING FINE

Postby mirka » Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:30 am

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Dear Mr Cohen, get well soon, and PLEASE take a very good care of yourself.....
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Postby valerio fiandra » Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:49 am

Now that everything went well, I'm feelin better and wonder if Mr. Cohen will refer on stage about The Paella Fever...
Me, I'm in Tel Aviv, already. Waitin for The miracle to come...

Any other friend coming here thursday ?

Ciao from Valerio
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Postby jenrbr » Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:13 am

valerio, who is already in Israel
Lucky person.
Yes, indeed, waiting for the miracle to come... beautifully put
Would have done almost anything to see Leonard Cohen in Israel.
Will have the honor to hear him in NYC this October.

By the way, if you have a moment, make sure you try the double espresso at ILAN'S cafe on Ibn Gvirol street in Tel Aviv.
Magic happens when you do.

Enjoy
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Postby valerio fiandra » Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:37 am

jenrbr wrote:valerio, who is already in Israel
Lucky person.
Yes, indeed, waiting for the miracle to come... beautifully put
Would have done almost anything to see Leonard Cohen in Israel.
Will have the honor to hear him in NYC this October.

By the way, if you have a moment, make sure you try the double espresso at ILAN'S cafe on Ibn Gvirol street in Tel Aviv.
Magic happens when you do.

Enjoy
kol tov
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toda', Jenny ! I will have it, you know : as an italian, comin from Trieste ( home of Illy, The best espresso in The Planet ... ) I'm a coffe addict and lover.

Actually, I'm hangin on a miracle, for I do not have a ticket for The Concert so far. But I'm not "waiting", I'm doing almost anything to Be there .

Thanx for your wishes, take care !
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Re: LEONARD IS FEELING FINE

Postby plotino » Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:13 am

yes, better not mingle with these thoughts
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Re: LEONARD IS FEELING FINE

Postby caz » Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:55 am

My (very active) 87 year old mother-in-law has suffered from this for years and with treatment carries on as normal. She is painfully thin too but she burns off all her spare calories mowing the lawn, cutting hedges etc (she won't let us do it - "a day will come when I can't. Then I'll let you."). I think that's partly why she's still so amazingly spry. Admittedly though she hasn't ever embarked on a massive world tour.....I've often thought that Leonard's frequent kneeling and rising during the performance would send ME dizzy (and play havoc with my knees) and I'm 20 years younger!

Glad you're feeling better Leonard: take care of yourself or at least let others!

Carole x
<later edit> I post this as a reassurance, not an extended discussion or hypothesis on Leonard's health!
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Re: LEONARD IS FEELING FINE

Postby A.Sukitu » Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:02 pm

Dear Leonard:
May you be well,
May you be happy,
May you be free from suffering,
May you make progress.
You are in my mettas; take good care of yourself.
love, always.
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Re: LEONARD IS FEELING FINE

Postby howthelightgetsin » Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:05 pm

plotino wrote:
jenrbr wrote:plotino/angel

Interesting post.
Since you mentioned concern for Leonard Cohen's physical state.. I was wondering if perhaps this was not just a bout of intestinal flu but perhaps also symptomatic of orthostatic hypotention?
Was it determined he had an episode of syncopy?
He is unbelievably agile, remarkably so.

I hope he is given a full workup.

I certainly need Leonard Cohen to be around for a long long time....

kol tov
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jenny,
my concern is that after seeing how thin his hands are, how thin he is overall....dont want to mention the word
but it made me think of the image of a patient's closing time

I know you all mean well :) but such depth to the comments on his health... can't we just wish him well and carry on now?
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Postby Alsiony » Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:15 pm

I agree!! Positive thoughts only and no more speculation! Only my opinion mind you...
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Re: LEONARD IS FEELING FINE

Postby siempie1956 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:22 pm

Of course he is fine! We are getting ready for one great event in Tel Aviv this Thursday!!
This concert will close for me a cycle of 40 years since I saw him first!
Thi sis going to be soooo good!!

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