Reading Elton John's autobiography by Park Ridge.
1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 3:25 PM
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Reading Elton John's autobiography by Park Ridge. He got clean in Park Ridge at Lutheran General! All the years I lived there, I never heard that story. Did people who lived in Park Ridge then, (1990) know this?

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 3:28 PM

🙋‍♀️ I knew.

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 3:31 PM

Yes my mom worked there and used to see him while he was at the hospital

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 3:32 PM

Never heard that before.

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 3:39 PM

I knew he was here.

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 3:46 PM

John B Mori Karen Kause

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 3:53 PM

Interesting

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 4:01 PM
1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 4:04 PM

Sorry can't get it to work

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 4:06 PM

I heard of that years ago

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 4:06 PM

My sister worked at the Baker’s Square and he would come in with others in his program-according to her a person sitting at the table next door would have never known it was him

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 4:09 PM

I did hear that

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 4:09 PM

Yes, my parents live near the hospital and spotted him in the group of patients out on an exercise walk

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 4:10 PM

He mentioned that at his last concert!

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 4:15 PM

Yep and his sponsor was a dad whose child went to Notre Dame. Every concert he does here he talks about it and how much gratitude he has from the help. He was in Parkside which is now the Cancer Center.

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 4:19 PM

I knew because my sister-in-law was a nurse there at the time.

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 4:33 PM

My dad owned an optical company and used to make his specialty glasses.

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 4:34 PM

Karen Lapalermo

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 4:40 PM

I also knew that because I know someone that was there the same time. I also read his book recently and absolutely loved it! What a life he has lived! 🙌

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 4:42 PM

Yes I knew it for sure. My brother was there the exact same time he was. My brother says he came to the meetings etc. but kept to himself. He was quiet and did not want any attention drawn to him. Everyone there knew who he was but he was trying to recover and did not want to be a celebrity . True story My brother told me this so many years ago when it happened.

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 4:57 PM

Cathy Loughran who knew

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 4:59 PM

I knew & have mentioned it through the years to people. It was a smaller town when I moved here in 1970!

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 5:30 PM

I was working there at the time and heard the rumors!

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 5:34 PM

I knew.

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 5:44 PM

When he has concerts here he also talks about his time there and thanks the staff

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 7:02 PM

That is the only thing I ever personally knew about him. Pretty coll I work at the place he sobered his life up!

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 7:17 PM

He talked about it at his concert.

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 7:22 PM

I had heard this. but never thought it was true. Prince was also shacked up there when he got sick once too.

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 7:31 PM

I saw him !

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 7:41 PM

I knew about this as a kid

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 7:55 PM

I have a client who has a friend who's husband was in Parkside at the same time. they became great friends When they had their son. they asked Elton to be godfather😊

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 8:06 PM

Never knew this.

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 8:09 PM

Yup. It was mentioned in a documentary.

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 8:14 PM

I worked there, and yes it is 100% true

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 8:32 PM

My daughter was in Lutheran general at the time I knew he was there

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 8:32 PM

My daughter was in LG at the same time. I knew he was there

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 8:34 PM

Reading this book, as well

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 8:37 PM

We learned it after the fact. Del Stutzman who treated him was a long time member of St. Luke’s.

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 8:48 PM

Elton John spoke about his time at LG during his final tour when I saw him about a year ago. He said that Park Ridge will always hold a very special place in his heart. It’s where he was reborn

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 9:26 PM

Yes. He was at Parkside.

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 9:34 PM

Janet Buchholz Petrielli, did you know this?

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 10:31 PM

Parkside

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1 month ago on 02/19/2020 at 11:19 PM

Park side baby

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1 month ago on 02/20/2020 at 2:01 AM

I never knew that. so cool!

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1 month ago on 02/20/2020 at 4:29 AM

Learned about it from the movie rocket man

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1 month ago on 02/20/2020 at 6:26 AM

Yes I remember hearing stories about his time here.

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1 month ago on 02/20/2020 at 9:04 AM

I was there with my Mother and he came and sat with us at Lunch. He thought my "Mum" was lovely.

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