RADNOR, Pa. (AP) -- Jerry Lewis says the pratfalls he took in his comedy routines left him in agonizing pain for 37 years and drove him to contemplate suicide.
Lewis credits his 10-year-old daughter, Danielle, with saving his life.
"I was getting shots of cortisone, but they didn't work anymore," Lewis says is the Nov. 23 issue of TV Guide. "I was so down in February, I was thinking about where my gun is, how I'll do it, when I'll do it.
"My daughter saved my life. She said, 'Daddy, I don't think you're going to get better unless you use your courage.' I got my head screwed on right and called the doctor."
In April, Lewis got a neurostimulator implant, a battery-powered device that delivers electronic impulses to his spinal cord to stop the pain.
"Now I'm pain free," he says. "It's a miracle."
McCartney says wife's bad press will pass
RADNOR, Pa. (AP) -- Paul McCartney says he believes the bad press his wife, Heather Mills, has been getting will pass once his fans get used to the couple being married.
"All you've got to do is think back to Linda," McCartney told TV Guide for its Nov. 23 issue, referring to his first wife, who died of cancer in 1998. "Linda got rubbished in the first year or so. And then she was established and people got over it. It's a bit par for the course."
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