November 4, 2010: Update on Noel Neill’s Health
Noel Neill’s friend and biographer Larry Thomas Ward sent out the following open letter to let Noel’s fans know how she’s coming along after fracturing her hip in recent months.
As an update regarding Noel’s health, I am happy to report that her hip fracture has healed. She can now gingerly walk with assistance – mostly with a walker – but continues to be in constant danger of falling. She does walk with a noticeable limp. She has, however, developed other serious health concerns – most notably severe arthritis in both hips – that will not be healed as quickly, if at all. Just so you know, Noel’s personal appearance days are now over. At this time, Noel remains in her Tucson home, enjoys the 85 degree Fall weather, and seems to take pleasure in watching television, reading the newspaper, and reading mail from fans and friends. She has 24-hour supervision and is receiving superior care and attention.
Attached, please find a pic of Noel and her cow, a life-size fiberglass dairy cow that she took a liking to and purchased a few months ago. It took two of us to both load and unload this little gal out of my pickup. The photo was taken earlier this year. Noel loves her cow, which is now “lounging” in her dining room, of all places. Noel continues to be smilingly unpredictable.
The Superman Homepage sends our best wishes to Noel for continued health and happiness.