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Ed McMahon in ICU -- Pneumonia, Cancer

2/27/2009 9:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

ed mcmahon: exclusiveUPDATE: We've just learned Ed is in the ICU and his condition is "extremely serious." As one person close to him put it -- "It's not great, to say the least."

We're told Ed McMahon has been hospitalized for nearly a month with pneumonia, bone cancer and other medical problems.

McMahon's condition is "serious" which is pretty obvious given his age -- 85 -- and the fact he has pneumonia.

We contacted Ed's rep, Howard Bragman, who confirmed the hospitalization and added, "He's not at Cedars-Sinai" -- a dig on the hospital Ed is suing for alleged malpractice and elder abuse.


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Arne Luoma    

Did you know that Ed is a veteran 0f the 1st Marine Division landing on Guadalcanal? Yes he also w9on medals for bravery.

2064 days ago
92.

Who Caresss!!!    

IF HE DIES ALL ED'S DEBTS GOES AWAY. AND HIS GOLD DIGGING TRANNY WIFE BECOMES HOMELESS. KARMA IS A BITCH!!!!

2064 days ago
93.

Glenn Nelson    

Ed, you have had a good run. May the Lord be kind to you and make your remaining days easy. Thanks for the memories of you and Johnny, and your work with Jerry Lewis for MDA. GOD BLESS YOU.

2064 days ago
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gbayoo    

Well this is sad news. always is with these people many of us grew up watchin. It was a learning experience including so much about the oddities of life that TV was so great at providing back then. As for comments like the dip wondering if Ed has insurance or will he be another "we" taxpayers will pay for like octimom. Obvioulsy a conservative wannabe that has no clue what the truth about anything beyond rush and Hannity games these fools buy. Such hatefull comments from people who also claim to be religious. Jesus would never support these so called "Christians". The idea America was founded on,, and the principals, have been lost thanks to the keep your money for yourself attitude versus real Christian teachings like "share the wealth",It's in the Bible as said BY JESUS many times over. Love thy Brethren; love the sinner, hate the sin. Care for those less fortunate. You see, some people were born less fortunate, not as intelligent and with health problems. Then there are others who worked there entire lives only to end up sick and lose everything and need fellow Americans help. If people thought out these idiotic comments and realized there are people like that through no fault of theirs or anyones. Also low income wage has become more prominent and decent pating jobs are limited. Three simply are not enough good jobs to cover all people so we are fortunate to have people willing to take on the less desirable to absolutely miserable jobs. I totally believe that Americans who were fortunate enough to make it owe something back. This countries foundation was built on the backs of so many of the less fortunate, poor and so on. To many people have no iea what it really means to be an american and benifit from all this country provides. Just because a person gets lucky, works hard, knows someone, born with it etc, does not make them better. It means they owe this Country and the fellow citizens who do there share which added to the opportunity for the rich to get rich and the rich to get richer. I really wish I could go on and spell this thinking out so even a Conservative can grasp it. Most people who think they are part of that group are totally unaware of what it really takes and requires to be a Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity type of Conservative, The far right thinking is no better than far left thinking. Both to extreme and closed minded. This counrtry is made up of average middle of the road thinking people. When a great number of these people decide to Vote, the results show clearly where this Great Country really thinks and lives, middle of the road, open minded decide based on information supported by facts versus opinion and rhetoric. We just had an election that proved that clearly. Media is not Liberal, it simply is not Conservative. Can't be, it would sawy facts like Fox does. There are of course liberal in the media as their are conservatives. Conservatives want it to be all conservative and if it isn't, to them it must be liberal. Not so, not one bit. News is news and reporting it as it happens has no bias. So simple and common sense based it makes me truly wonder.
gbayoo

2064 days ago
95.

Kona Coffee    

Sad to hear but he is an opportunist and feels he deserve everything including a bailout on his estate.

2064 days ago
96.

Just Me T    

God Bless You Ed!!!!
and to all of you who said mean things, go get a life losers....

2064 days ago
97.

Anita    

R U all nuts??? He has bone cancer and is in an ICU !!!!!
I bet he'll croak over the weekend.

2064 days ago
98.

American1    

He's toast. Don't expect him to make it through the weekend. Can't feel sorry for his broke arse though cause he had more money than any of us could ever imagine and blew it all on blond puzzy!

2064 days ago
99.

raaa    

Betty (comment 71) is mad that Ed won a 2003 suit over indoor mold exposure... but now he is dying from injuries exacerbated from this exposure. Why is it wrong to sue when you are fatally injured?

And, it wasn't McMahon's case that caused the insurance industry to exclude mold you uneducated hater. It was cooersion between among the major insurer's because our nation's mold crisis would have cost multi-billions to solve. Instead they covered it up. Why are you siding with insurance after they have behaved worse than big tobacco?

2064 days ago
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I Will Take Being Born White Any Day - Thats Worth Much More To Me, #6    

Thanks, #118 - I was wondering just where to go on the entire frickin' Internet to read a sermon like that. Lucky me.

2064 days ago
101.

Butterfly    

It never rains but when it pours ! I did not know he would be Conan O'Brien's sidekick. What a shame for something like this to happen just when he needs help the most. Hopefully, he will be well soon. Prayers.

2064 days ago
102.

yazzie    

Ed M. Is an Icon and it is a shame what has happened to him over the yrs. Iam sorry for this terrible suffering. It is sad to lie in a bed in a lonely hospital being very very ill. God be with you Ed and i hope your resting well. PEACE!

2064 days ago
103.

YA YA    

poor guy. please forgive his loans. Waive his fees.
Maybe Donald Trump will pay for his funeral.
GOD BLESS YOU ED. You will see Johnny Carson at his desk in heaven. He has a chair waiting for you.

2064 days ago
104.

Gayle    

I read all these comments and many of these comments, especially hoping for his demise is very, very sad. Howard, how could you as the owner of this site allow such comments like this while this family is hurting right now and may be close to losing someone that they cherish and loved and America loved too. I hope many of you pray for Ed's family for strenght during this period and that this is a reminder that we need to appreciate our legends, whether if they are in televison or radio or music while they still living and not forget them,

2064 days ago
105.

Who Caresss!!!    

CYA ED!!!! SAY BYE TO THE DOGGIES, YOUR DEBT, AND UPCOMING LAWSUITS. DEATH SOLVES A LOT OF CRAP. WELL, AT LEAST YOU DON'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH YOUR GOLD DIGGING WIFE ONCE YOU GONE...

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