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Celebrity Interviewer Nardwuar the Human Serviette Discharged From Hospital Following Stroke

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Canadian treasure Nardwuar the Human Serviette has been discharged from Vancouver General Hospital after suffering a stroke last Saturday at the Mint Record holiday party, a message on his Facebook and Twitter read.

Eccentric Celebrity Interviewer Nardwuar the Human Serviette Suffers Stroke

The eccentric, curious, relentless celebrity interviewer whose fans include Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams posted the tweet this afternoon.

“Discharged @nardwuar from VGH Stroke Unit today,” it said. “Outlook surgery in Feb. Thanks for all the support & Tweets & Messages ! ?#?dootdoo?#?mintrecords.”

In the post, a photo shows the 47-year-old smiling in a hospital bed, wearing an Anvil T-shirt and trademark tartan tam o’shanters hat.

His condition was announced on his Twitter accompanied by photo of the ambulance’ screen’s “code 3” pick up at Astoria Hotel, where the Mint Records party was held. It describes a “sick person — altered level of consciousness.”

“Saturday night ?@Nardwuar suffered a stroke @ Mint Party,” it read. “He is recovering @ VGH More 2 come. nardwuar@nardwuar.com.”

After hearing the news, Pharrell posted a photo of himself with Nardwuar and tweeted “Wishing you a speedy recovery. We need more of your inspiring colorful interviews ?@nardwuar.”

Nardwuar, whose interview style has to be watched to understand, ends them all the same way: “Keep on rockin’ in the free world,” followed by "doot doola doot doo.” The interviewee is expected to respond with “doot doo,” but it doesn’t always work out that way. He also gives gifts to his subjects, including rare pieces of vinyl. 

Nardwuar, whose real name is John Ruskin, is also the lead singer and keyboard player for The Evaporators, which formed in 1986.