CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

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Robin Thicke is thanking his fans for their support following his separation from his wife and canceled tour dates.

The “Blurred Lines” singer posted on his website Wednesday that he’d like to “thank everyone for the well wishes these last few days.”

Thicke and actress Paula Patton announced Monday they are separating after nine years of marriage. They have a 3-year-old son, and Patton was the inspiration behind much of Thicke’s music and appeared in some of his videos.

Thicke was set to kick off his tour last week, but he canceled the first two dates because he lost his voice. He also canceled Tuesday’s show in Cherokee, N.C., due to “unforeseen circumstances.”

The 36-year-old says in his post he’s looking forward to today’s show in Washington, D.C.

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PBS science correspondent Miles O’Brien said his left arm was amputated above the elbow after an apparently minor injury put his life in jeopardy.

In a blog post on his personal website Tuesday, which was verified by PBS, O’Brien recounted the Feb. 12 blow to his arm he suffered while on assignment in Asia and the medical emergency that followed.

He was diagnosed with “acute compartment syndrome,” O’Brien said, in which blocked blood flow in an enclosed space in the body can cause life-threatening consequences.

Part of his arm was removed in a choice between “a life and a limb,” O’Brien said, quoting his doctor. He is grateful to be alive, the PBS reporter said.

O’Brien has continued working despite the ordeal, PBS spokeswoman Anne Bell said.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Actress Joanne Woodward is 84. Actress Barbara Babcock is 77. Actor Howard Hesseman is 74. Guitarist Neal Schon of Journey is 60. Guitarist Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden is 57. Keyboardist Paul Humphreys of OMD is 54. Singer Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd is 54. Actor Adam Baldwin (“Chuck”) is 52. Actor Grant Show (“Melrose Place”) is 52. Guitarist Mike Cross of Sponge is 49. Actor Noah Emmerich (“The Americans,” “Miracle”) is 49. Actor Donal Logue (“Knights of Prosperity,” “Grounded for Life”) is 48. Singer Chilli of TLC is 43. Keyboardist Jeremy Dean of Nine Days is 42. Singer Roderick Clark (Hi-Five) is 41. Bassist Shonna Tucker of Drive-By Truckers is 36. Singer Bobby Valentino is 34. Singer Josh Groban is 33. Drummer Jared Champion of Cage the Elephant is 31. Actress Kate Mara (“House of Cards,” “American Horror Story”) is 31.

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