Lance to have surgery

In a testament to the immediacy of social media, Lance Armstrong announced via Twitter that his fracture was not a clean break and he is forced to undergo the knife at 7am this morning (Austin time)

  1. Good morning. Ready to get this over with. “Higs” (my manager) will update when it’s over and keep y’all updated.(Approx 8am this morning Eastern Time)

     

  2. At home finally. Whew. Long coupla days. Surgery at 7am tomorrow.(Approx 1am last night Eastern Time)

     

  3. Getting a CT scan now.(Approx 11pm last night Eastern Time)

     

  4. At the doc’s office. I guess it wasn’t such a “clean” fracture after all. Bummer.(Approx 11pm last night Eastern Time)

     

  5. Back in austin. Headed to the doctor’s office.(Approx 9pm last night Eastern Time)
  6. Back in the good ol’ U S of A. (Approx 6pm last night Eastern Time)

Reuters and the AP can’t match this kind of coverage.  This shows that a silly application like Twitter can have tremendous implications as a real-time news source.  Who would have thought.

UPDATE: 9:49am Eastern 

About to head in. See y’all in a few. Livestrong.

 

Lance ready for surgery from Lance Armstrong via twitpic.

Lance ready for surgery from Lance Armstrong via twitpic.

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One Response to Lance to have surgery

  1. Bryan says:

    Your right about the major news organizations not being able to match what he’s giving out via Twitter. Great stuff. It’s unfortunate that he did get injured. I hope he can recover enough to give the tour a decent shot.

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