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Moore convulsing, according to 911 call

Sat., Jan. 28, 2012

Demi Moore smoked something before she was rushed to the hospital on Monday night and was convulsing and “semi-conscious, barely,” according to a caller on a frantic 911 recording released Friday by Los Angeles fire officials.

“Is she breathing normal?” the operator asks.

“No, not so normal. More kind of shaking, convulsing, burning up,” the friend says.

Another woman is next to Moore as the dispatcher asks if she’s responsive.

“Demi, can you hear me?” she asks. “Yes, she’s squeezing hands. … She can’t speak.”

When the operator asks what Moore ingested or smoked, the friend replies, but the answer was redacted.

“Some form of … and then she smoked something. I didn’t really see. She’s been having some issues lately with some other stuff. So I don’t know what she’s been taking or not,” the friend says.

The city attorney’s office advised the fire department to redact details about medical conditions and substances to comply with federal medical privacy rules.

Asked if Moore, 49, took the substance intentionally or not, the woman says Moore ingested it on purpose but the reaction was accidental.

By the end of the call, Moore has improved.

“She seems to have calmed down now. She’s speaking,” the male caller told the operator.

Album’s songs? He wanted to sing ’em

There’s one note Chris Isaak won’t be hitting – and that’s a sick note.

The U.S. blues singer says he’s never missed a show, and neither has his drummer Kenney Dale Johnson nor his bass player Rowland Salley in the 27 years they’ve been playing together. He says “I’m very proud of them.”

Isaak released his album “Beyond the Sun” this week and will soon embark on a string of concert dates across the United States. It’s a collection of cover versions from Sun Records, the same place where Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash started their careers.

Isaak says his main inspiration for the new album was to “sing a bunch of those songs I like singing.”

The birthday bunch

Actor Alan Alda is 76. Actress Barbi Benton is 62. Guitarist Dave Sharp of The Alarm is 53. Singer Sam Phillips is 50. Singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan is 44. Rap artist DJ Muggs with Cypress Hill is 44. Rapper Rakim is 44. Singer Anthony Hamilton is 41. Keyboardist Brandon Bush (Train) is 39. Singer Joey Fatone of ’N Sync is 35. Singer Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys is 32. Actor Elijah Wood (“The Lord of the Rings”) is 31. Rapper J. Cole is 27. Actress Ariel Winter (“Modern Family”) is 14.


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