You Just Know Shatner Is Wondering What Else He Can Sell...'Things Come Out of Me Every Day! I'm Flushing Money Down the Drain!'

Shatner Sells Kidney Stone for Charity

from The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - An online casino has a piece of Capt. Kirk.

Actor William Shatner has sold his kidney stone for $25,000, with the money going to a housing charity, it was announced Tuesday.

Shatner reached agreement Monday to sell the stone to GoldenPalace.com.

"This takes organ donors to a new height, to a new low, maybe. How much is a piece of me worth?" he said in a telephone interview.

GoldenPalace.com is noted for its collection of oddities, which includes a partially eaten cheese sandwich thought to contain the image of the Virgin Mary.

The money will go to Habitat for Humanity, which builds houses for the needy.

Shatner, who played Kirk on the original Star Trek TV show and won an Emmy for his role on Boston Legal, passed the stone last fall.

The stone was so big, Shatner said, "you'd want to wear it on your finger."

GoldenPalace.com originally offered $15,000 for the stone but Shatner turned it down, noting that his Star Trek tunics have commanded more than $100,000. His counteroffer was accepted.


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