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Chaz Bono Lashes Out at Tabloid for Predicting His Death

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 4th 2011 4:00PM
Chaz BonoChaz Bono is upset after the National Enquirer published a story predicting the death of the former 'Dancing With the Stars' contestant. The headline read: "Chaz Bono -- Only 4 Years to Live!"

The article cites Dr. Patrick Wanis, who claims Bono's weight combined with the stress of his recent appearance on 'DWTS' and various medications associated with his gender reassignment will "increase Chaz's risk of an early death." The Enquirer claims that Wanis predicts Bono will likely die by 2015.

Needless to say, Bono was not happy, and according to TMZ, he's firing back.

His legal team sent a letter to the Enquirer, demanding that the tabloid magazine print a retraction and issue a public apology. If the Enquirer fails to print a retraction, Bono's team is ready to take legal action.

In the letter obtained by TMZ, Bono's legal team calls the story "blatantly false and defamatory," adding that, "The salacious and inflammatory headline and article were crafted for the malicious purpose of discriminating against our client's gender and sexual orientation."

TMZ reports that Bono's lawyer will sue the tabloid if a retraction and public apology is not made.

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Still an ugly bearded woman! Please go back into your closet.

April 05 2012 at 2:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

why are they going after the tabloid and not the doctor if these statements are so false. I would be willing to think the dr knows something about the whatever gender change which this day and age who gives a crap well I am wondering now if hes trying to be a boy or girl or what he was before. Chaz should get over it you put your life out there for the world to see people are going to have their own take on it. Hope he lives longer but maybe he should take heed and slow it down a bit. Lol now if he wasn't a alien (outerspace not illegal immigrant) and they said he was ok obvious retraction but this is plain stupid probly just mad the dr got paid for the story and not him.... another words don't understand him going to court if he told everyone anyhow... he was changing and the story was more of a statement of his health not cursing his lifestyle. I hope he learns this is not a good way to make money and the enquirer can suit him I'm pretty sure for being accused of that. what I got is he is unhealthy anyways and his medication could endanger his health to a point he gave a gestimate on his life expectancy. Chaz probly thinks the squirrels talk about how gay he is when he walks by too... lmao bet his lawyers have taken them for every nut they saved... oh no pun intended about nut but is quite funny in relation to the story.

November 10 2011 at 5:56 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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English class, anyone?

November 10 2011 at 8:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Chaz is fat sorry unhealthy loose some weight feel better Chaz could loose weight if he wanted to.

November 10 2011 at 3:11 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to CAMERON's comment

You missed English, too?

November 10 2011 at 8:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I believe that Chaz has a right to HIS privacy. What the tabloid printed was garbage. The doctor made such a quote only to get his name in print! Chaz is a human being and deserves to be happy. It's all about how we are born. Chaz apparently was born with more masculin hormoes etc. than female. I am very proud of HIM for pursuing what HE feels to be right for HIM. If Cher is the good mother I believe she is, she will stand by her son and encourage HIM to have the good and happy life HE deserves. All Chaz is trying to do is to live as normal a life as possible and to be accepted. I believe he has a good heart and is a warm and caring person. I wish everyone would STOP always seeing he negative in anything that is done which is totally NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS. i SUPPORT CHAZ BONO 100%!

November 10 2011 at 1:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

So Chasity can finally make a buck on her own by growing hair on her butt. Whoopee! She has no personality and is not very bright.

November 10 2011 at 12:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to twoshoes4u's comment

Neither are you, apparently.

November 10 2011 at 8:20 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

It was a prediction, and they're calling it "defamation" and "blatantly false". A prediction is neither true nor false until it happens or doesn't happen. And how, praytell, is it defamation? And, how are they being discriminatory againts his/her gender and sexual orientation? Don't recant the story and definitely DON'T apologize! You have nothing to apologize for. Be who you are! Be who you need to be! But, BEware that if you do that in the spotlight, you're going to BE commented on!

November 10 2011 at 11:14 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

I also think that Chastity should have kept what was being done to her private...Poor Cher...It must have been a big shock to her...

November 10 2011 at 10:30 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

The National Enquirer is a sick tabloid...No one should ever believe what they write...All they do is write lies...They have been sued so many times...Too bad they can't be shut down...

November 10 2011 at 10:24 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

He has a legal 'team'? Probably consists of one lawyer and his secretary. In either case I agree with Chaz, it's very mean to predict and print something like that.

November 10 2011 at 12:34 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

To Bad Kim Kardasian doesn't have the guts to really give marriage a try. Her brother told her what she was like on national TV and maybe thats what it is. To lose an expensive ring in a resort area in the water, and spending 10 million dollars on a wedding. Give me a big break. Kris her now ex husband really wanted to work it out but Kim had enough. Maybe she needs to visit a sexologist to get her head on straight. She has a problem?

November 09 2011 at 7:22 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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