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Hoffman In Chair Scare Shocker

by | 15th, August 2002

‘POOR old Dustin Hoffman. As if his unscheduled appearance as a pundit on Big Brother wasn’t bad enough, he seems to be surrounded by misfortune.

The stuff of Dustin’s nightmares

First there was the heroic saga of the stranded marine life on the beach near his Stateside domicile. Now he’s in trouble in Blighty, as Hello! pictures Hoffman ”RECOVERING AFTER A DECKCHAIR INJURY”, as the headline bluntly puts it.

Don’t laugh, please; it isn’t funny. Indeed, Dustin looks extremely grumpy about it as he attempted to ”put his fight with a deckchair behind him last week on a shopping expedition to Sloane Street”.

He cut his hand while putting the chair up in the garden of his Kensington home, whereupon the chair collapsed, trapping his hand and arm. The doctor told him he was the eighth person that day who had come to him having had the same accident – although why they were all messing about with Hoffman’s chair is anybody’s guess.

Meanwhile, he isn’t letting the trifling matter of an arm sling get in the way of his good works. The magazine reports that he is channelling his energies into a campaign to save a chestnut tree near his home. Hasn’t anyone warned him about the dangers of conkers? ‘



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