Report: Ahmet Ertegun Not Likely To Have 'Meaningful Recovery'
December 11, 2006 at 3:23 PM (PT)
ATLANTIC RECORDS co-founder AHMET ERTEGUN, who fell into a coma after falling over at a ROLLING STONES gig in OCTOBER (NET NEWS 11/6), sustained a "severe brain injury," his neurosurgeon, Dr. HOWARD RIINA, tells REUTERS. "He's in a deep coma and in critical condition. His chance of a meaningful recovery is small."
ERTEGUN, 83, is on life support in a neurological intensive care unit at WEILL CORNELL MEDICAL CENTER. Asked when a decision might be made about continuing life support, RIINA said, "It's not clear at this point. He remains critically ill. He's still very sick."