Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 3:56 p.m.
Hours before his birthday celebration Monday night, Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison of “Pawn Stars” was injured in a motorcycle accident.
Corey sustained injuries that included a broken arm. “I also banged up my back and foot pretty bad,” he said.
It was so bad that he was unable to make the family celebration dinner at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse at the downtown D Las Vegas. His father, Rick Harrison, and stepmother, DeAnna, had planned to surprise him with a cool motorcycle-themed cake.
Since Corey couldn’t make it his birthday party, Richard Wilk, the D’s social and celebrity director, delivered it to Corey’s home so that he didn’t miss out on birthday cake.
Corey tweeted @corey_harrison to fans and thanked them for their birthday greetings. He also posted more thanks and photographs on his Instagram @realcoreyharrison.
Corey turned 31 on Sunday. Happy Birthday, Corey, and best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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The D Las Vegas is the new revved-up name for a longtime downtown Las Vegas hotel, Fitzgeralds, which had been in operation since 1987.
Owner Derek Stevens rebranded and refurbished the hotel in fall 2012 to give it a motor city theme, using the nickname of his beloved city, Detroit, for the name of the new hotel. He also brought in two restaurant favorites from Detroit: American Coney Island and Joe Vicari's Andiamo Italian Steakhouse.
The property features 638 remodeled contemporary rooms and suites. The unique two-level casino included slots and table games. Dancing dealers are featured on the first floor. And the second floor transports guests back in time to old-school Vegas with its Vintage Casino.
The casino also features the LONGBAR, the longest bar in Nevada, where sports fans can watch games on big screen TVs. Outside on Fremont Street, D Bar invites guests and passerby alike to enjoy refreshing frozen libations and specialty cocktails as talented, trickster bartenders send bottles and glasses flying through the air.
The Showroom at the D features the interactive comedy show, "Marriage Can Be Murder," where guests can be part of the mystery.