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    Bruce Lee Handwritten Letter Signed "Bruce" Written to Bob Baker Regarding Lee's Three-Month-Long Back Injury. Written by Lee to friend, confidante, and fellow Fist of Fury actor Robert "Bob" Baker, one-page (8.25" x 11"; 210 mm x 279 mm) on printed "Jeet Kune Do" personal letterhead stationery featuring gold and red yin and yang symbol and black Chinese characters indicating "Using no way as way" and "Having no limitation as limitation" representing Lee's personal hybrid philosophy on martial arts. Accompanied by original (9" x 4'; 229 mm x 102 mm) transmittal envelope, postmarked from Los Angeles, CA., 28 Aug. 1970, written in Lee's hand, Mr. Bob Baker / 28625 Rochelle Ave. / Hayward, Cal. 94544. Expected folds with minor stains and handling.

    Here Bruce Lee writes of his serious back injury. One morning, Lee lifted a 125-pound weight without his usual warm up causing severe injury to his back. Tests determined he had sustained injury to the fourth sacral nerve. Lee was prescribed complete bed rest and told that he would likely never practice martial arts again. For months, Lee was confined to bed. Lee filled his down time with writing and examining his goals. Lee ultimately devised a personal recovery program that allowed him to walk and build up his strength and stamina.

    Lee writes to Baker lamenting the most severe back injury of his life and career, in part: "The pain is there for over three months. It might necessitate surgery."

    Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2021
    16th-18th Friday-Sunday
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