Sunday, July 30, 2006

Update: Willie Ninja happy to see friends

[UPDATED-INFORMATION: Unfortunately, while Willi Ninja did live another day, he ultimately lost the battle with his deteriorating health and passed away on September 2nd, 2006. For more information please go here - Andres]

Over on
his blog, Emanuel Xavier has posted a couple of updates on Willi Ninja's health status here and here following reports that he was in the hospital and might not make it through the weekend.

And, while the situation does not seem as dire as some reported, it is not necessarily all good news either.

According to Emanuel, Willi has been in the hospital for more than three weeks and might not be able to walk after he leaves the hospital. He is also poor of sight but concerned that his death might have been foretold a bit too soon. He has asked, through Emanuel and others, to request that bloggers spread out the news that he is not on his deathbed and will make it out of the hospital soon (Emanuel also says that he was among those who went to see Willi at the hospital and that, while Willi's still very much a diva, he has been grateful for the notes of support and visits he has received).

Aimee, who posted an older message on Willi Ninja's blog saying that he was in the hospital with some back ailments, also posted a new message asking for people to stop sending alerts that Willi might be dying this weekend and, like Emanuel, she says he is in good spirits.

That's Willi in the photo with "The Devil Wears Prada" fashion maven Patricia Field at a party to celebrate her 40 years in the fashion industry (photographed by Andrew Der back in April).

Seems as if Willi will live another day! Yay!


Anonymous said...

Hey -- came across your blog about Willi. I just came back from visiting him. He's re-animated and more vibrant than before -- definitely a big change from the last couple of times I saw him. So far so good.

Anonymous said...

I always cringe when I read messages about "so and so is about to die." Sorry. I know the folks who write them mean well but I'm not really sure how they help the person, especially when those messages are distributed far and wide to people who have no personal connection. I understand calls for financial support in times of need, but sounding these kinds of alarm always feel misdirected.

I'm glad Willie Ninja is doing better. I wish him a speedy recovery.