Many of you have written us asking about Art Bell, and we’ve been concerned, too. Now he has reported in, and all is more than well with him. He’s living happily with Airyn inManila, but having trouble with customs and paperworkgetting the equipment he needs to return to the air. He hashad the flu and is just now regaining his strength.

Fantastically, he reports that he’s about to quit smoking.For those of us who know him well, we wish Airyn all bestwishes in having accomplished this, and hope that she willsurvive what are apt to be some tense weeks.
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Legendary Coast-to-Coast AM host Art Bell has remarried. Hisromance with Philippine national Airyn Ruiz began after hewas introduced to her via internet videoconferencing, by afriend in the ham radio hobby.

They spent countless hours conferencing together. WhitleyStrieber says, “It became obvious to me after a very shorttime that this young woman Art had met online was aremarkable and unusual human being. She and Art connectedimmediately and deeply.”

Their online romance blossomed. Strieber continues, “I wasvery worried about Art at the time. He was struggling with agreat grief. Ramona was so marvelous, and he felt as if hislife was over. It took courage for him to do it, but hechose to make changes, and not let his life stop.”
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Anne and Whitley just made a trip to visit Art Bell, to bring him all the comfort they could, as he faces the future alone, after the death of his beloved wife Ramona. As so often happens, Anne got a message during the journey.

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In his new journal Whitley writes: “I went through [what Art Bell is going through] in some small way in the days after Anne fell ill a year ago October. I will never, ever forget how supportive he and Ramona were, and how good all of you were to me?On that long first night at the hospital, I sat with three of our beloved fans with me?three of you, who had just tossed on your clothes and come.”

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