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Non-Televised 47TH NAACP Image Awards

Kareem Abdul-jabbar - Non-Televised 47TH NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Conference Center on February 4, 2016 in Pasadena, CA at Pasadena Conference Center - Pasadena, California, United States - Friday 5th February 2016

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27th Annual Producers Guild Awards

Kareem Abdul-jabbar - 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Producers Guild Awards - Century City, California, United States - Sunday 24th January 2016

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27th Annual Producers Guild Awards (PGA)

Kareem Abdul-jabbar - 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards (PGA) - Arrivals at Producers Guild Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 23rd January 2016

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Kareem Abdul-jabbar Recovering At Home After Hospital Visit


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The 68-year-old sportsman underwent quadruple bypass surgery at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles earlier this month (Apr15) after he was diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.

Abdul-Jabbar returned to the hospital on Wednesday after experiencing chest pains and dizziness, but doctors have now announced the star is recovering at home after undergoing check-ups.

A statement from the hospital, which the star shared on his Twitter.com profile, reads, "Kareem Abdul-jabbar was experiencing some dizziness following his April 16 quadruple bypass surgery... He was evaluated by his surgeon and cardiologist. After a battery of tests, they found no complications. Abdul-Jabbar was discharged from the emergency department and is back home continuing his recovery..."

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Kareem Abdul-jabbar Hospitalised - Report


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The former Los Angeles Lakers star, 68, was admitted to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles earlier this month (Apr15) with cardiovascular disease. The heart surgery was successful and Abdul-Jabbar was expected to make a full recovery.

But on Wednesday (29Apr15), the sportsman was back in hospital after complaining of chest pains, according to TMZ.com.

Sources tell the gossip site he was treated by doctors, but his condition is unclear.

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Kareem Abdul-jabbar Recovering From Heart Bypass Surgery


Kareem Abdul-jabbar

The former Los Angeles Lakers star, 68, was admitted to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles earlier this week (beg13Apr14) with cardiovascular disease. The heart surgery on Thursday (16Apr15) was successful and Abdul-Jabbar is expected to make a full recovery.

A spokesman for the hospital says, "He is looking forward to getting back to his normal activities soon."

The Basketball Hall of Famer retired from the game in 1989.

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Pierce Brosnan And Marcia Cross Launch Cancer Research Campaign


MARCIA CROSS Pierce Brosnan Kareem Abdul-jabbar

Brosnan, Cross, and basketball icon and cancer survivor Kareem Abdul-jabbar were in Washington, D.C. to launch the One Degree campaign, a programme started by charities Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).

The One Degree campaign aims to urge members of Congress to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health by $6 billion over the next two years, including $1 billion for the National Cancer Institute.

The idea behind the movement is that every person is connected to someone who has either survived or died from the deadly disease. The effort has attracted the support of many grassroots advocates and celebrities, including Brosnan, Cross and Abdul-Jabbar, who all spoke at an event to share their personal One Degrees of separation.

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The 4th Biennial 'Stand Up To Cancer' Telethon

Hailee Steinfeld, Kareem Abdul-jabbar and Katie Couric - The 4th Biennial 'Stand Up To Cancer' telethon - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 5th September 2014

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Hailee Steinfeld, Kareem Abdul-jabbar and Katie Couric
Hailee Steinfeld, Kareem Abdul-jabbar and Katie Couric

The Fourth Biennial 'Stand Up To Cancer' Telethon At Dolby Theatre - Arrivals

Hailee Steinfeld, Kareem Abdul-jabbar and Katie Couric - The Fourth Biennial 'Stand Up To Cancer' telethon at Dolby Theatre - Arrivals - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 5th September 2014

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Hailee Steinfeld, Kareem Abdul-jabbar and Katie Couric
Hailee Steinfeld, Kareem Abdul-jabbar and Katie Couric

Airplane! Actors Reunite After 34 Years


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Airplane! actors Robert Hays and Kareem Abdul-jabbar have reunited to star in a Tv commercial written by the team behind the hit comedy film.

Hays and Abdul-Jabbar appear together again in the new advert for Wisconsin's tourism agency.

The commercial was penned by Airplane! co-directors and screenwriters Jerry and David Zucker and features a number of classic lines from the film.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Reprises Role From 'Airplane!' In New Ad


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In New Ad NBA legend Kareem Abdul-jabbar has decided to reprise his role as Roger Murdock in the 80s comedy 'Airplane!' for a set of commercials.

The commercials are for the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and Kareem is joined by former co-star Robert Hayes, who played Ted Striker in the original film.

The reunion is complete by David and Jerry Zucker, along with Jim Abrahams who directed and wrote the film, as they return to direct the ads.

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Abdul-jabbar In Treatment For Leukaemia


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Basketball great Kareem Abdul-jabbar has been undergoing treatment for leukaemia for the last 11 months, he announced on Tuesday (10Nov09).

The 62-year-old sports legend was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) in December 2008, he revealed on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America.

He is currently being treated with medication that targets the abnormal protein that causes the blood cancer.

The intensely private father-of-five says he came forward after learning patients often skip doctor appointments and medication dosage, risking what could otherwise be a full and active life with the disease.

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