David Letterman Thanks Rhode Island Hospital Staff For Treatment After Fall

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Former talk show host David Letterman expressed public gratitude to Rhode Island Hospital for his treatment there after he had a nasty fall walking around Providence in August.

In a YouTube video posted on Thursday by Lifespan Health Services, the parent company of RIH, Letterman said that the experience was like something he had never felt before.

In the video Letterman says he was walking with his son in the City when he tripped and hit his head on the sidewalk, falling unconscious.

"I had never been knocked out before in my life," Letterman said. From there, Letterman says that people gathered around him and called an ambulance, which arrived shortly after. Upon arriving to the emergency room at RIH, Letterman says staff gave him stiches, X-rayed his head, administered a CT scan, scrubbed his teeth, and provided him with a new suit and two pairs of pants.

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"It was delightful," Letterman said, "It was scary at the time but because of the people in the ER helping me, it became sort of a fun little project."

Letterman said that though the situation was not life or death, he has nothing but good things to say about the RIH's staff and treatment.

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