David Letterman thanks hospital following treatment for fall

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David Letterman Thanks Hospital Following Treatment For Fall David Letterman Thanks Hospital Following Treatment For Fall
Talk show host David Letterman on the David Letterman Show in New York. Photo: PA Images
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By Associated Press Reporter

If David Letterman put together a Top 10 list of hospitals, Rhode Island Hospital would probably be number one.

The long-time host of The Late Show With David Letterman, who stepped down in 2015, thanked the staff of the hospital’s emergency department in a video in which he disclosed that he was visiting Providence with his son last August when he fell on the pavement, struck his head, and fell unconscious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2RekNXDxHw

“The ambulance comes and picks me up. They take me and my son in the ambulance to the emergency room and they stitch me up, they X-rayed my head, they gave me a CT scan, they scrubbed me up,” Letterman, 74, says in the roughly one-minute long video posted to YouTube by Lifespan, the hospital’s parent company.

Someone brushed his teeth and he got some fresh clothes, he said.

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He says the experience was scary at the time, but the staff put him at ease.

“So I can’t thank you enough for making time for me,” he concluded.

“So I have nothing but lovely things to say and think about with regard to the Rhode Island Hospital and the emergency department.”

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