“Extra’s” Jerry Penacoli spoke with Dick Clark’s good friend, Congressman David Dreier, who said the 82-year-old had entered the hospital Tuesday for prostate surgery.

Dick Clark Went in for Prostate Surgery Before Heart Attack
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“He had very minor prostate surgery,” Dreier told Penacoli. “All of a sudden, he got a feeling in his arm about 9:30 [Wednesday] morning and he was gone by 11:15. It turned out to be a massive heart attack.”
 
Clark also had cataract surgery last week, “Extra” learned.
 
Dr. Mehmet Oz told “Extra” at the Dr. Oz Health Corps Gala Wednesday, that since Clark had suffered a stroke in 2005, it could have been a contributing factor, although Dr. Oz said he did not know what current treatments Clark was undergoing.
 
Dr. Oz explained, “Even if you go into the hospital for a minor procedure… the trauma sends a message to your body that you might be bleeding… those tubes will close.”


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