Robin Williams hospitalized, cancels shows

Robin Williams shows postponedRobin Williams, 57, has postponed a series of live shows in Florida, part of his one-man comedy tour Weapons Of Self Destruction, after experiencing pain in his chest and shortness of breath. He was hospitalized Wednesday and after being closely monitored in ICU, it’s been determined that he will undergo heart surgery to replace an aortic valve. Williams was planning to perform in 80 cities as part of the tour and was scheduled to hit Broadway this spring, however, the tour has now been postponed until the fall.

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  1. Nancy • March 6, 2009 @ 12:40 AM

    I hope he’ll be better soon!!

  2. Lorna • March 6, 2009 @ 12:43 AM

    We all wish Robin a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing more of him in movies and on stage.
    Good luck with the surgery, Robin!

  3. Jo-Anne • March 6, 2009 @ 1:39 AM

    hope to see him fully recovered soon…I saw his show like 23 years ago and he was amazing, so talented

  4. Charleen • March 6, 2009 @ 12:18 PM

    Robin we in Canada are wishing you a fast recovery .

  5. Trish • March 6, 2009 @ 1:57 PM

    Take care of yourself Mr. Williams, you humour is still much needed!

  6. UbiquitousDude • March 6, 2009 @ 2:00 PM

    Hang in there and be strong and laugh, laughter is the best medicine just like Patch Adams.

  7. Carmie • March 6, 2009 @ 2:55 PM

    Yes, keep your sense of humor…always…best medicine…get well soon…your humor is definetely much needed!!
    All the best….Patch Adam

  8. ke • March 6, 2009 @ 3:57 PM

    Oh dear God. please make him better!! we still need him!

  9. Jen • March 6, 2009 @ 6:38 PM

    I hope he feels better soon

  10. Jen • March 6, 2009 @ 6:39 PM

    I hope he feels better soon. He is a great guy and I hope nothing bad happens to him.

  11. Dianne • March 6, 2009 @ 8:43 PM

    I am another one- here in Canada wishing you well, Robin. There is no one quite like you. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery- good luck with your operation

  12. Judy Lucas • March 7, 2009 @ 4:10 PM

    Dear Robin, I heard your name so many times this winter when I went to Russia with Patch Adams and 25 clowns to bring love, joy and laughter to sick and orphaned children. You may not know how much hope, joy and laughter YOU have brought to three generations of people. You have. We love you. Are praying for you and your caregivers. Keep your heart and eyes open to signs that you are being cared for and loved. In peace, Judy and Ted in Ca.

  13. Gary • March 7, 2009 @ 4:28 PM

    Hey Robin, stick around a while, we still want you to keep us laughing for many many years to come. nanoo nanoo

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