Back when Rudy lay ill in the hospital, any update on his condition was worth a gold mine when it hit the press. Back in those days the newspapers often ran a morning as well as evening editions with trumped up stories to make eye catching headlines.
Here is a completely faked "photo" of Rudy laying in bed as his nurses old the phone for him to hear get well wishes via phone and telegrams from fans. Sadly, nothing could have been further from the truth as Rudy lay in excruciating pain and suffered terribly. However this mocked up photo was how most fans wanted to picture him.