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Diller recuperating from surgery after fall

Comedian fell out of bed and suffered fractures
/ Source: The Associated Press

Phyllis Diller has undergone surgery for fractures in her neck sustained when she fell out of bed at her Brentwood mansion last week.

The 87-year-old Diller’s “prognosis is great” after surgery Saturday to insert pins in her neck, manager Milt Suchin said Monday. She was recuperating at the hospital and hoped to return home by the end of the week, he said.

“She’s in great spirits and looks forward to going back to work,” Suchin said.

Diller even was cracking jokes heading into surgery, he said.

“Going into the operation, honest to God with the surgeon, she looked up at him and said, ‘You haven’t been drinking, have you?”’ Suchin said.

Diller’s new book about her life is titled, “Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse.”