Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Down On My Knees Before Soup To Nuts

Submitted by Allee Willis October 17th, 2011
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Well, it’s the last place I ever expected to be the day before confronting the biggest professional fear in in my career, but here I am at 7:30 am. at the knee surgeons. Yesterday afternoon I tripped on a super huge keyboard cable that shouldn’t have been lying where it was while rehearsing with Chris Price, my keyboard player, and neutroned myself flat on the floor like a slab of steel, knees, face and hands crushed with the full force of my body which thankfully had gone on a diet a couple of weeks ago so at least the blow was softened by a few less pounds. When my “Neutron Dance” and “Stir It Up” collaborator, Danny Sembello, came over to rehearse all had to huddle around me as doctor’s orders over the phone was to stay off my legs as much as possible. Which should make for a very interesting show tomorrow night…

Thankfully, hand therapist Martha Paterson was on her way over to my house to give me a little boost before the show, so that took some of the sting out of my aching neck, lower back, knees and hands.

Always the trooper, we continued the rehearsal while all my nerve endings were being stimulated.

Then, at 7 AM. this morning the ever faithful Prudence Fenton, a.k.a. Snappy P., picked me up and schlepped me to the knee doctor.

With everything on my plate to do today, having Dr. Lee probe my meniscus and all the other lumps you can see here wasn’t one of them.

Thanks also to Dawn Smith, who came over late last night to massage the woe out of my about-to-go-on-stage-for-the-first-time-in=37-years body.  I forgot to take photos of that.  Today should be a very interesting day…

11 Responses to “Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Down On My Knees Before Soup To Nuts”

  1. john switzer

    Where is the not jealous button? Prudence Fenton must be a wonderful friend. Great upbeat smile. If I were there I would make a yummy coffecake. Everythings betta with a coffecake..

  2. Douglas Wood

    Yikes! Thank god I wished for you to “break a leg” via e-mail earlier today AFTER you had this mishap or I’d be feeling mighty guilty. Hope you’re feeling better and know that the comedy gods just provided you with some sure-fire material for tomorrow night.

  3. MyFunCloset

    Wishing you a super speedy recovery. What a great team you have! The crowd will remember you always…coming out on crutches, then expecting you to toss them away…and not.

  4. k2dtw

    Let me try this again….I don’t know how I hit the jealous button?????
    Oh No!!!… So sorry…It looks like you are getting great care and lots of loving akitschionado help!!!….
    Is there time to “Bedazzle” the crutches??…smile

  5. BeeJay

    Oooh nooooo!! Allee!! I´m so sorry to read this, total dislike, what a superbad timing. But we all know you´re a superwoman and will even master this handicap.

    Remember you wanted to lean on a stepladder on stage anyway!

    Sending loads of good juju your way for a speedy recoverey.


  6. childstari

    oysh… but in the words of Aristotle:The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.

    i know you will do even better than this– you and the show will be amazing and fun! so sad that i couldn’t get to la to partake in it.
    awaiting the photos of the pomp & circumstance!