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How is Jerry Nelson doing?

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by beaker, Sep 10, 2002.

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  1. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I was just cruious like a lot on here how Jerry Nelson is doing. Luke had mentioned he was ill at the time of the small FR gathering not to long ago.

    Besides being one of the longest JHC team senior Muppeteers, he has been one of the most fanfriendly to Muppet online community JHC people over the years. In 1998 and 1999 during MFS production time he would post on MC and be on chat...then last December at Muppetfest he took time on stage to go out of his way to thank Muppet Central and get a show of hands of who from MC was in attendance. All of the JHC Muppeteers are great, yet it has been especially cool for Jerry to kind of stand up as a fan's fan over the years.

    Anyhoo, if anybody has an update on Jerry we'd all love to hear how he is doing.
  2. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    And any new news yet? (Some ages later)
  3. Twiddlebug

    Twiddlebug Guest

    I know this question was posed a long time ago but I have had other things on my mind and have not read or posted for quite a while. It is long and boring but I have had health issues for a couple of years now. Different ones. I have COPD which is cronic obstructive pulmonary disease generally and emphysema specifically.I have had this for fifteen years or so but only in the last four years has it become problematic. Two years ago I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and went through radiation treatment sucessfully. This spring I was in the hospital with pneumonia and am still recovering from that. Complicated by the COPD, this recovery process takes some time. I am happy to say that as of this posting I do intend to work with my old friend Count Von Count again this next season.

    To all who have written, I thank you and apologize for not responding.
    You guys are the best fans ever.

    Jerry Nelson
  4. Giar Fraggle

    Giar Fraggle Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry you're ill. Hope you feel better.
  5. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Wow! Thanks so much for the update Jerry! I hope you fully recover soon!
  6. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Yes Mr. Nelson, I can't brgin to tell you the role you have played in my lif and can't thank you enough. I hope all this stuff becomes just a distant memory for you real soon.
  7. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Well-Known Member

    Your in my prayers
  8. MeepBorkMeep

    MeepBorkMeep Well-Known Member

    That sucks. Get well soon, Twiddlebug, good luck on your recovery. I'm going to go send you a get well card right now. Let us know if you need anything at all. That we can provide digitally, that is. Thanks for everything, Jerry.
  9. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member


    I'm happy to see you posting here again (at least to catch us up to date) but, I wanted to speak on behalf of everyone here at MC to let you know that we all love you a whooole bunch and appreciate you greatly!

    You've been a part of a very inspirational team and made a huge, positive difference in all our lives.

    Thank you for that!
  10. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    Well said, Kevin... we're all here for you, Jerry.
  11. Skye

    Skye Well-Known Member

    Jerry, I'm so sorry to hear about all the problems you've been having in the last few years. I hope that you completely recover from it all... and soon! You are one of the best, and we all love you.
  12. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    To Mr. Jerry Nelson:

    Wow! So nice to "hear" from you for the first time since I joined the forum a bit over a year ago. Thank you for everything you have done. You truly have touched the lives of millions, especially children. I am sorry to hear of your health concerns but also thrilled to know you are still doing the Count atleast, an extremely important part of the Sesame family. Bless you and I hope you will continue to find time to update us.

  13. travellingpat

    travellingpat Well-Known Member

    Mr. Nelson...


    Get well soon

  14. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the update Jerry. I'm sorry for everything you've been through, and I hope you recover fully and on the double! And, much as you know we 'count' on you to be with us as the Count, etc...we'd far rather you let yourself recover than risk stretching yourself with work! *feels for a moment like a curious doctor* Ok, so, I but that badly but...you may figure what I am trying to get across there.

    Good health, Mr N!

  15. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Good luck with everything, Jerry! Thanks for taking the time to respond. :)
  16. anythingmuppet

    anythingmuppet Well-Known Member

    Good Luck Mr. Nelson!! Get well soon, and god bless you for all the wonderful Muppeting you've done. Like said above, we all love you. :)
  17. Vibs

    Vibs Well-Known Member

    Hey there Jerry Nelson :sing:

    When I was very very little, about 3 or 4 or so I watched the fraggles and I just loved it. Then the danish television stopped airing it and it blew away, but somehow it must have printed something into my memory after all cos years later when I was 15 I suddenly saw this advert for the fraggles and all the furry creatures came back into my head again and it was back on TV. Then I joined fragglerocker.com and later on MuppetCentral and for the first time I saw the Muppet Show and got all hooked, which I still am, and enough about me really. ;)

    I just want to thank you all for bringing the muppets into this world and best wishes to you and the entire muppet gang from me over here in tiny Denmark!

    Thanks :)
    Vibs aka Louise.
  18. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    get better Jerry! WE LOVE YOU!!! :sing: :)
  19. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    We all love you very much Jerry. You are a great inspiration to all of us. You're in our thoughts every time we see your characters on the screen. It's a good thing that Jim had hired you. the Muppet world would not be much without a person like you. May the Lord Bless you now and always. :sing: :crazy: :smirk:
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  20. Skekayuk

    Skekayuk Well-Known Member

    Mr Jerry Nelson,
    It's lovely to read you posting on the messageboard again.
    Sorry to read you've had such a tough time of it. Glad to read that you are doing better. You keep on, but I certainly echo the words of Beauregard, don't overdo things too soon, just go at your own pace.

    Funnily enough, of all the coincidences, I was thinking of you today. I recently decided to find out a bit about Mopatop's shop (not a programme I know much about), and bought a video from Amazon. I deliberately choose one from Series 2, and have just watched an episode on it. I couldn't help thinking "I wonder if that episode title character was inspired by one of Jerry Nelson's nicknames for one of his colleagues" - the episode was called 'Princess Lulabelle'!
    (talking of which, you may like to know that LG is still very good at livening up glitzy gala's - at least if her performance in the SBSBS 30th Anniversary was anything to go by).

    Anyway, it really is good of you to to update us. Get well, and you know the thoughts of many of us Muppet-buffs are with you.

    Best Wishes

    "Love is a necessity whatever the weather" line from The Water Babies (Jason Carr & Gary Yershon, 2003)

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