Posted in music on July 13, 2014

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Laurie Anderson

Some weird stuff happened to Laurie Anderson over the weekend while she was undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The art pop great/wife of the late Lou Reed found herself trapped in an oxygen chamber at a spa in Chelsea. The NY Daily News reports:

The 67-year-old Anderson became trapped inside the oxygen-filled device when the chamber's zipper got stuck, sources said.

The panicked performer texted a friend from inside, saying she was experiencing shortness of breath and couldn't escape, sources said.

Anderson's unidentified friend received the SOS and dialed 911 shortly after 9 a.m. The FDNY quickly sent a crew to her aid.

By the time firefighters reached the scene, Anderson had managed to liberate herself from the chamber, the sources indicated.

The spa's owner said she was inside the chamber for about 45 minutes and that she likely fell asleep and became disoriented when she woke up. There was a miscommunication on the timing," he said.

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Comments (19)

lol wut

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2014 2:40 PM

a ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Posted by O Superman | July 13, 2014 4:57 PM

"Art pop great" ?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2014 5:25 PM

Why is this news?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2014 6:44 PM

woody allen was trapped in an 'orgasmatron' in 'Sleeper'.

Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2014 6:46 PM

What a fucking moron moreover a fucking asshole for pulling paramedics from a real life 911 situation or even just taking up their time to respond to one.

Posted by D | July 13, 2014 7:24 PM

I realize that the vast majority of BV commenters haven't had sufficient oxygen going to their brains in a good 20-35 years.. so I can see why no one would understand how fast you could die if you were actually trapped inside of an oxygen chamber.

It's not like being stuck in a port-a-john outside of the Tennis Stadium in Forest Hills and having a panic attack because you can't stop breathing through your own mouth.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2014 11:48 PM

The zipper was stuck? She was stuck in a cloth built thing? Lol

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 1:23 AM

7:24 & 1:23 : freak accidents happen and she was wise to take action; better safe than sorry.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 3:42 AM

"Anderson had managed to liberate herself from the chamber"

Perfect.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 9:10 AM

Happens to me all the time.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 10:35 AM

I wish she would just go away.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 11:02 AM

oh, superman.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 11:05 AM

It would've been amazing if this had happened to Air Supply.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 12:39 PM

all old people suck, right you guys?

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 12:50 PM

That's right, especially when I was trapped in that bath house.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 1:07 PM

Should have left her in the bag!

Posted by spikenyc | July 14, 2014 1:50 PM

Darwinism.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 10:22 PM

Der Song Smoke Rings ab Min 12.22, klasse Show und Musik. Ich kenne die Musik von früher sonst könnte ich die nicht empfehlen zu kaufen das darf man nicht vergessen!

Posted by Alexandria | November 5, 2014 4:42 AM

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