Denver, Colorado - In the town where Bill Cosby lived at the start of his career, the disgraced comedian and TV star was under heavy security in a private hospital room after fracturing his hip.
An anonymous source familiar with Cosby's care at St. Pious Surgical Center near Sloan's Lake, tells us that he has so far refused to have any female doctors or nurses assist in his treatment. Further, say sources, he is refusing any medication unless it is handed to him by his longtime personal physician, Max Lullen.
Cosby apparently is also refusing any pain medication that could make him drowsy or unconscious, and it's left him in excruciating pain, the source says.
A second source, a female who was sent off of the unit when Cosby was first admitted, spoke to me on the condition that she remain anonymous.
"We understand Mr. Cosby is apprehensive about medical treatment from anyone he doesn't know in light of the legal troubles he is going through." She then referred to the Quentin Tarantino movie and elaborated, "If he's imagining a "Kill Bill" scenario where someone with knowledge of untraceable drugs is going to inject something in him or in his IV, it's just ludicrous, we are all professionals who take our duties very seriously."
We spoke to several other male and female healthcare professionals who disagreed with the above anonymous source. One man who worked at St. Anthony's said, "We know both men and women who are itching to get on the Cos's ward and be the one to take him out."