Entertainer Bobby Rydell is expected to be released later today from a center city hospital. The ’60s teen idol underwent life saving organ transplants.
“Frankie Avalon called me the other day — he went to church, prayed,” Rydell said.
Bobby Rydell, 70, was counting his blessings.
“It’s truly a miracle,” he said.
Bobby Rydell, whose real name is Robert Ridarelli, needed a new liver and kidney. His doctor was not expecting him to live much longer without transplant surgery.
“Maybe a month,” Rydell recalls.
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