Joe Manganiello, Magic Mike’s well-hung teddy bear and recent cameo delight in Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday, has been hospitalized for complications related to appendicitis. As of Sunday, April 17, he had not yet been discharged.
When you come down with a case of appendicitis, the most common solution is to pack you off to the operating room to get that sucker taken out. But new research is showing that, in fact, for a large number of cases an appendectomy might not be necessary—turns out some good old-fashioned antibiotics could do the trick.
Most of us don't spend too much time thinking about our appendixes, except if they're throbbing with infection and threatening to kill us—in which case that is ALL we are thinking about. The organ, a little dead-ended tube which is attached to your intestines, has long been assumed to be some kind of useless,…