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Elvis Presley : Hospital, Memphis : October 16, 1960

Rock and roll king Elvis Presley at the Fairgrounds Amusement Park Memphis.

October 16, 1960 Elvis breaks his finger playing touch football at Graceland. Elvis was first treated first at Campbell Clinic, where doctors decided to transfer him to the hospital because they didn't have enough space to accommodate the anticipated large number of visitors. His touch football teammates and Anita Wood, disk jockey and Elvis' frequent companion when he is in Memphis, accompanied him to the hospital.

Elvis breaks his finger playing touch football at Graceland, Elvis visits a hospital and goes home after spending one night, declaring 'I Don't Have Any Business in a Hospital'
Elvis breaks his finger playing touch football at Graceland, Elvis visits a hospital and goes home
after spending one night, declaring 'I Don't Have Any Business in a Hospital'

Elvis spends one night in Hospital, declaring 'I don't have any business in a Hospital' and checking out the following morning. Elvis said, 'I don't mind hospitals - this one is really fine - but I don't have any business here. Things like this happen every day. I'm ready to get out of here'. To prove his point he accommodated a student nurse by signing his autograph with his right hand - the one on which the little finger was broken.

Explaining how he came to break his finger, Elvis said 'I got my man, too - and he was just a step or two away from a touchdown. I dived for him, see, and after tagging him my hand landed in some mud and buried up in it'.

'At first I didn't notice it - it didn't hurt me at all - until one of the fellows told me the little finger was bent all the way over the other fingers'. No, it won't affect my strumming a guitar.

I don't know how long I'll have to wear the cast - just a few days, I think'.

Elvis was dressed and ready to leave the hospital but his doctors were wanting him to stay another 24 hours. Elvis himself was more concerned about a slight cold and a sore throat he had today.

'My ice pack melted and the water spilled on me somehow' he said'.I'm also still groggy from the sodium pentothal they used when they set my finger. It sure knocked me out'.

Through out the night and morning, a steady procession of registered nurses, student nurses and nurses aides - young and old - filed into Elvis' room to take his temperature, check his pulse, give him a hypo to put him to sleep, ask what he wanted for breakfast - and ask for his autograph

The hospital posted a guard at the door to keep other visitors out.

The rock'n'roll king had a hospital breakfast of oat-meal and bananas while he waited for his doctor's word on whether he could be discharged. Elvis was discharged at 11:30 a.m.

January 1960

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Leave of absence request : January 2, 1960

March

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley 1960 : Sergeant Presley Preparing To Go Home
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley March 1, 1960 : Sergeant Presley Preparing To Go Home
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu during their final moments in Germany: March 2, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley In Scotland : March 3, 1960 : Prestwick Airport in Scotland
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley at Fort Dix : March 3, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley being discharged from the Army : March 5, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Sergeant Elvis Presley Back in the USA : March 3, 5, 6 and 7, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Press Conference at Graceland : March 7, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos 'Holiday On Ice Company' Visiting at Elvis Home March 12 and 13, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Rainbow Rollerdrome : March 19, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Nashville : March 20-21, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis at the rear of a train enroute to Miami : March 21, 1960 New page link
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Miami : Hotelroom : March 22, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley and Sheila Riddell : March 24, 1960 Fontainebleau Hotel
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : 'The Frank Sinatra Timex Special' : March 1960 New page link

April

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Fort Worth, Tx Train Station, April 19, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : On the Train and arriving in Los Angeles California, April 20, 1960 to film G.I. Blues

June

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley with Princesses Margrethe of Denmark, Astrid of Norway, and Margaretha of Sweden

July

Elvis Presley Photos Boating at McKellar Lake : July 8, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Rollin' in the rocket : Elvis Presley & Anita Wood July 11, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos It's Now Or Never / A Messof Blues : Pick Of The Week : July 16, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Photos and Video : Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin and George Burns : July 26, 1960 Elvis Presley Video

August

Elvis Presley Photos Letter to Colonel Parker from actor George Burns

September

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley and Juliet Prowse : September 12, 1960

October

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : October 24, 1960 : Arkansas State College and the Man of the Year Award New page link
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Hospital, Memphis : October 16, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Fairgrounds Amusement Park Memphis : October 26, 1960

The Movies Of 1960

Elvis Presleys Movies 1960, GI Blues, Paramount
Elvis Presleys Movies 1960, Flaming Star, Twentieth Century Fox
Elvis Presleys Movies 1961, Wild In The Country, Twentieth Century Fox

The Movies In Photos

Elvis Presley Photos The G.I. Blues Recording Sessions : April 1960 New page link
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley on the set of G.I. Blues : Paramount 1960 New page link
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : The G.I. Blues : Publicity Photo Sessions New page link
Photos Flaming Star New page link
Photos Wild In The Country New page link

DVDs : Movies

 DVD. G.I. Blues
 DVD. Flaming Star

CDs

 CD. Elvis Is Back! 2 CD FTD Special Edition
 CD. G.I. Blues 2 CD FTD Special Edition (Volume 1)
 CD. His Hand In Mine 2 CD FTD Special Edition
 CD. Cafe Europa : The Complete G.I. Blues Sessions 4 CD Deluxe Set

Books

 Book. Welcome Home Elvis (FTD Release with CD)
 Book. From Memphis To Hollywood Hardcover Book
 Book. The Elvis Files Vol. 3 1960-1964 : Hardcover Book
 Book. Elvis Portraits

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