Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Another Celebrity Injection
A VIP entertainer was flying in from San Francisco. He was under the weather and needed a shot before the night’s performance.
Someone else has the Los Angeles franchise on celebrity injections, but I handle the occasional request.
There were the usual inconveniences. I was told to be at the hotel at 2 p.m. but his flight was delayed. The new time was 3 p.m. I waited at home. It was 3:20 when a phone call announced that he was on his way, so I drove off.
He was a singer but not an A-list. You haven’t heard his name. I met him in a suite at an upscale hotel on the Sunset Strip accompanied by only three assistants. Unlike international stars, he shook my hand, thanked me for coming, and allowed me to ask about his illness and examine him. Major celebrities nod a greeting and then resume communing with their entourage, pausing momentarily for the injection.
He had a cough, and his doctor had recommended cortisone. Unlike B12, the traditional celebrity injection, cortisone works but probably not by the time of his performance in a few hours.