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Richard's Remarks


First I want to thank all those terrific subscribers who wrote encouraging letters to me regarding my confessions on August 23.


Believe it or not, yesterday's late notes were dictated from the emergency room of Scripps Hospital. What happened was that Monday night I fell asleep at 8 p.m., but then was awakened twice by phone calls. I had trouble going back to sleep -- didn't get to sleep till midnight -- and woke up at 4 a.m. Figuring I could get some early morning sleep, I took some Ambien, which was a huge mistake. When I woke up again at 7 a.m., I got out of bed and walked toward the stairs. But due to the Ambien, I passed out, and was caught by my faithful caregiver, Edith. Everybody was worried and I was taken to the emergency room at Scripps Hospital. They checked me out in all directions, and ... Log in or subscribe to continue reading.

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