Cruise Stands Firm On 9/11 Medication Comments At Gala

LATEST: TOM CRUISE stood firm behind his controversial comments about September 11 (01) rescue workers coming off their post-trauma medications when he visited New York City firefighters on Wednesday night (14DEC05).

The movie star has been blasted by firefighters suffering the effects of smoke inhalation from the World Trade Center terrorist attacks after urging them to give up their medication as part of a 'purification rundown' favoured by his Church of Scientology elders.

But public criticism didn't stop Cruise and his pregnant fiancee KATIE HOLMES from visiting a New York City Rescue Workers Detoxification Project fundraiser, which he helped found in the wake of 9/11. The couple were joined by R+B star USHER.

He says, "I started this project out of the great respect I have for the courage and service of the rescue workers.

"When I started this project I was in position where I knew I could help. I absolutely consider it an honour and a privilege to be here to help these men and women."

The annual Tribeca gala raised $1.6 million (GBP890,000).

The project aids firefighters, emergency medical technicians, police officers and the many first responders who were exposed to potentially dangerous materials circulating in the air after the collapse of the World Trade Center.


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I have done the Purification program, and it definitely works. I didn't have anything as extensive as these amazing firefighters and emergency workers, but I did get rid of chronic - use inhalers 2 times per day, weak and unable to exercise - to vibrant, healthy, and working out whenever I want. I haven't used any pharmaceuticals or inhalers in 4 years now. Tom is passionate because he KNOWS it works. I also have seen 9/11 firefighters that did do it. And during the process black tarlike materials oozed out of their bodies - and afterwards they said they couldn't imagine that was even in there - and that they hadn't felt that good in years. So kudos to Tom for having the courage to speak up against the normal practises and please if you are a firefighter or have been exposed to the toxins of 9/11 - TRY IT. Are you afraid it will work? Find out what is stopping you from giving it a shot - get over it - and just do it. It is a very short amount of time to spend to CURE yourself of ALL of it.
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Brilliant! Whatever the controversey, whether created or staged, it is apparent that Cruise is doing what he can to help and it would seem to be from a sincere heart. Not much in it for him except to have to field accusations and demeaning verbal criticisms launched perhaps to disway him from his intention. I think this is one of the few honorable men left in show business who seems to be willing to stand up for what he really believe in and take any heat head on. ThinmanLos Angeles, CA
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WELL DONE TOM!!!
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