Ted Turner Flown to Hospital After Health Scare

Friday, 07 Mar 2014 02:08 PM

 

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Philanthropist and former media tycoon Ted Turner was rushed to a hospital early on Friday in Argentina's Patagonia region before flying to Buenos Aires for surgery for appendicitis, local media said.

After a brief stay in the San Carlos clinic in the lakeside city of Bariloche, near an area where Turner owns property, the 75-year-old founder of cable TV network CNN was flown to the Argentine capital Buenos Aires for treatment.

Workers at the San Carlos clinic said Turner was there in the early morning complaining of acute abdominal pain and left on foot. He then took a jet to Buenos Aires to be treated at the Argentine Institute for Diagnosis and Treatment in the upscale neighborhood of Barrio Norte.

"He's here," an employee at the institute said in an interview, declining to provide details.

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Turner spokesman Phillip Evans issued a statement saying his boss was admitted to a hospital for observation while traveling in South America.

"Given it is our policy not to comment on his personal health, no further details will be provided," Evans said.

Turner, who turned his father's billboard business into a billion-dollar empire that included ownership of the Atlanta Braves baseball team, ditched his role as media executive years ago to focus on charity and green initiatives, including the fight against climate change.

Dubbed "Captain Outrageous" by the media for his antics in the world of competitive yachting in the 1970s, when he once drunkenly swashbuckled through a news conference after winning the America's Cup, Turner created CNN in 1980 as the world's first 24-hour cable news channel.

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