Ho, 75, known for his signature tune "Tiny Bubbles," underwent a new treatment that has not been approved in the United States. It involves multiplying stem cells taken from his blood and injecting them into his heart in hopes of strengthening the organ, according to Ed Brown, a close friend.
After the treatment, Ho's vital signs were excellent, but he remained seriously ill and was in the hospital's intensive care unit, Brown said in a telephone interview from his home in Malibu, Calif.
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
TINY STEM CELLS
Don Ho, the singer from Hawaii, is in Thailand, recovering from stem-cell therapy on his heart. The Associated Press says:
Ho should return from Bangkok in a couple weeks, just in time for Ho-Ho-Ho.