Celebrity roundup

Various health issues for Elton, Mariah, Placido, others

 

Randy Travis isn’t the only celebrity ailing.

The country music singer remained in critical condition in a Dallas-area hospital; he’s being treated for viral cardiomyopathy, a heart condition caused by a virus, according to his publicist, Kirt Webster. The Mayo Clinic’s website says the disease weakens and enlarges the heart muscle, making it harder for the heart to pump blood.

Treatments range from medications and surgically implanted devices to heart transplants. Travis’ sister-in-law Teresa Traywick told USA Today he had surgery, but it is unclear what doctors did. Traywick added that Travis’ mother died of heart complications.

Elton John has canceled a show in London’s Hyde Park due to appendicitis that will require surgery. A statement issued Tuesday by the musician’s publicist said John was suffering from an inflamed appendix and surrounding abscess. He is undergoing a regime of antibiotics that will be followed by surgery in the next few weeks.

Placido Domingo is in a Madrid hospital after suffering a blockage in an artery of the lungs. The opera singer’s representative says the 72-year-old is expected to make a full recovery but will have to miss several appearances. Doctors say the pulmonary embolism was caused by a blood clot.

Domingo returned to the stage just 45 days after undergoing colon cancer surgery in 2010 and has maintained a vigorous schedule.

Hubby Nick Cannon said on Today that Mariah Carey soldiered on after dislocating her shoulder during a video shoot for #Beautiful on Sunday.

“I was going to rush to the hospital with her, [but she said] ‘You get back in there and finish that video!’ ” he recalled. “Then, after they put her shoulder back in place, bandaged her all up, she came back to the video early in the morning and finished out everything.”

Back on

Meredith Vieira is returning to daytime TV with a syndicated talk show.

Producer NBCUniversal says The Meredith Vieira Show will launch in fall 2014 as a weekday program that will “make viewers laugh, learn and feel inspired.”

Court cameo

Amanda Bynes got off Twitter for a brief court appearance Tuesday on allegations that she chucked a marijuana bong out the window of her Manhattan apartment. The 27-year-old actress did not speak during the hearing that lasted mere minutes, but she drew a throng of cameras as she entered and left the criminal court building in lower Manhattan. She was arrested May 23 after building officials at her midtown apartment called police to complain that she was rolling a joint and smoking pot in the lobby.

The knot

Good luck with that! Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose told the world they were married Monday amid all social media channels. A formal wedding is slated for fall.

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