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Mia Farrow ends hunger strike after 12 days

In case any of you were deathly afraid for the health of Mia Farrow, who had been on a hunger strike for 12 days to call attention to Darfur, take heart that she's okay. For the rest of us, who's Mia Farrow again? (We kid, we kid.)

"I have been instructed by my doctor to stop my fast immediately due to health concerns -- including possible seizures," she told Entertainment Tonight. "I am fortunate. The women, children, and men I am fasting for do not have this option."

The 64-year-old was on a liquid diet for almost two weeks when she quit. Wait a minute, liquid diet? If she was consuming anything other than water, that's not really a fast. Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways and the record label and music chain, took over for the last three days of her planned 15-day fast. Guess what: starving people don't plan their starvation.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:35am]


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