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Julia Roberts' Mom Has Emergency Heart Surgery!!! Julia Didn't Find Out For 2 Days!!!

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Wow! Drama!

Following a severe heart attack last month, Julia Roberts' 75-year-old mom Betty was re-admitted to an Atlanta hospital for an emergency angioplasty procedure. She is thankfully in recovery now and we hope she stays that way.

But what is so troublesome for us is at the time of the procedure, Julia was in India shooting her latest film. Due to the spotty cell phone coverage in the area and the super heavy security to filter through, it took the Roberts family almost two days to finally contact Julia and let her know what happened. And she wasn't happy about it. An insider revealed:

"Julia was relieved to hear that her mother had undergone surgery and was recovering. But when she found out it took a day and a half for her family to get through her intense security, she absolutely exploded…Initially, Julia freaked out and began crying. Ultimately, she grew enraged when she found out how long it took her to get the news…Julia railed at them (movie crew), 'When your own family can't get through to you, that's too much security! My mum could have been dead, and I might have been the last one in the world to know about it.' Julia said she'd rather have no security at all than go through an episode like that again… She only calmed down when she talked to her mother herself, and was sure that she was out of the woods."

We're happy to hear that Betty was able to pull through and that Julia finally got the chance to talk to her. But seriously, no one needs that much security that their own mother isn't able to contact them! That's just absurd!

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33 comments to “Julia Roberts' Mom Has Emergency Heart Surgery!!! Julia Didn't Find Out For 2 Days!!!”

  1. 1

    Mum? what is she English….

  2. 2

    I am finding it VERY hard to believe she was that hard to contact… Sounds a bit fanciful to me. I was in India last year for a month and had mobile reception almost the whole time.

  3. YUCK says – reply to this


    I love her clutch, gorgeous. how much julia?

  4. 4

    Her hair colour is stunning. What colour is it? It's not quite blonde…light brown?

  5. 5

    I actually don't find it that hard to believe. It seems like they could get through but once they did they were deny access to speak with her. Which is crazy but the same thing was said to happen to Michael no one could get through to him unless he called them himself. So this isn't far fetch. Am glad her mother is doing better but that's crazy her mother could have die and she wouldn't have found out until days later.

  6. obama says – reply to this


    Poor mega-stars and their problems. Get a fucking cell phone(texting) and a computer. Problem solved.

  7. 7

    Angioplasty is not surgery, can be done in 10 mins and it can be an outpatient procedure! Big deal!

  8. 8

    this is great gossip!!

  9. ap076 says – reply to this


    Eric Roberts still has not been informed nor is aware of the procedure. Just kidding.

  10. 10

    I'm calling BS. and if she was ill why didn't she call to check up on her mom ?

    Seriously, she didn't call her sick mom for 2 months????

  11. 11

    Julia "Chick Flick" Roberts is a nasty horrible person!

  12. 12

    thats hella messed up
    on a lighter note….she still looks really good

  13. 13

    warm wishes to her mother during her recovery!
    i'd be livid as well!

  14. 14

    she's a bitch.

  15. 15

    An angioplasty is not a surgery nor is it something that happens in an emergency situation…my mom had one today actually. Its a camera that they snake through one of your arteries into your heart to look around and see if something's wrong. The patient is not even under general anesthetic…but it is scary and although it is pretty commonplace, its still something that Julia should have been able to find out about. I'd be pissed and scared too!!!

  16. Laura says – reply to this


    transference - get angry at someone else bc u just need to be upset over this. she'll get over it, but sucks, no one wants to hear that about a loved one.

  17. 17

    No, what is absurd is that Julia Roberts needs "intense security," or better yet, that you call her mother "Betty"! Do you believe you know these people, dear?

  18. 18

    She didn't find out that her mom had surgery for 2 days because of shitty cell phone service and "super heavy security"?! Thats the most lamest excuse I've heard since Mischa Barton's "tooth-ache".

  19. 19

    Yeah, that completely sucks. I feel for her.

    Now onto the whole use of the word Mum. She is not British. She does not need to try to talk like she is British.

  20. 20

    Re: Dave Letterman!!!COLON!!! Staff fucker – Her hair color's probably a medium or dark blonde hair color.

  21. 21

    Errr, Julia not heard of mobile phones???

  22. 22

    She should hang out with Maria Shriver.

  23. rsvp says – reply to this


    sounds bogus. Ever heard of a land line? In a time long ago, they existed long before cell phone and still do.

  24. 24

    What a spoiled brat. Take over your life and stuff like this won't happen. You have enough money, quit the movie business and we - and the paps eventually - will forget you. But I guess your ego won't let that happen anytime soon.

  25. 25

    Why do you run these obviously made up quotes? Julia Roberts would not say "mum." That's British. And I would suspect so is the person who made up this sloppy piece of overwrought fiction.

    If you ain't gonna tell us the truth, Perez, what good are you?

  26. 26

    If she had really cared about mom, Julia could have called home!
    Obviously, mom is only important to Julia if she's sick.

  27. 27

    Mum? You know this was made up by that one word……

  28. 28

    Don't believe this one. Sorry sounds like someone dropped the ball. With the many forms of communication available the phone is not the end all.

  29. 29

    Diva Drama!

  30. 30

    I am truly sorry that her mom is not well and she did not find out. That truly sucks. But do NOT blame security when Julia DEMANDS security to be this tight. She only has herself to blame. I am glad her mother is okay, but Julia look in the mirror for this one. Next we will hear how she took a private jet to visit her mother which could pay for many people's procedures who do not have insurance.

  31. 31

    I'm sorry for her, that would be scary and aggravating, but for heaven's sake….isn't SHE the one who insists on the uber tight security? What a flake. I've never liked her much, she makes some good movies but everything I ever see or hear about her outside the movies she seems like a complete control freak bitch.

  32. 32

    aww poor woman. I would be furious too! Thats insane!!!

    Re: pusspuss – The only difference is the security network. Everything is processed and checked before any of the celebs get the message. When they're not in America they are super cautious. Rightfully So though.

    Re: uncle eldon – and how do you know? Just because you don't like her doesn't make her a bad person.

    Re: AnnaVita – She does it for the nack, not the money. Most actors and actress' do. They do it because its fun and enjoyable - when not stressful…

    I dont get why so many people talk smack about her, you have to look at both sides of the story. AND AGAIN the cellphone thing, she DOES have one. She probablly works something like 12-14 hour days, so NO it isnt that easy to get ahold of her PLUS the security.

  33. 33

    Re: Stephanie – i call my mom "mum"…Sometimes these things are just habit. And calling your mother "mum" has NOTHING to do with being british….Just to let you know.

    >.> People piss me off!