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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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whose the idiot that thinks Ed is charity case? Ever heard of medicare? It's something you get after 65, no matter who you are. And it's not free he's been paying taxes forever, unlike octomom he's always had a job. Get an education, and have a little respect for your elders. God bless Ed and his family.

2062 days ago


He won't recovr. The man has bone cancer and will not make it out of the ICU.

2062 days ago


Ed may God be with you. All you morans who don't have respect for the elderly...Just one thing remember your time is coming!!! May God keep you in his care Ed..and to his family, keep strong!

2061 days ago


Thank you Ed for the memories. I wish you peace at this serious time.
To # 63 with the Pop Tart comment- I laughed so hard I cried. After that I thought - how rude.

2061 days ago


sad =(

2061 days ago

Mikeys lil gigglebox    

OMG NOOOOO I hope he gets better VERY soon!!!!!

2061 days ago

Hey Jerks, U know who U R    

You uncaring idiots that makes posts like "who cares" "sux for you" etc.. why don't you pull your cowardly stubby little fingers away from your keyboard and shut the hell up?
If you don't care what makes you think we care to read your stupid remarks? Get a life you idiots!
One day you will be dying and think about how you treated someone behind the safety of your computer... COWARDS!

2061 days ago


cp #4: At least Ed has done something with his life (for the majority of it) unlike OctoMom. At his age he would be on Medicare anyway just like anyone over 65 and the govt. would be paying for 80% of his care anyway. You are a loser.

2060 days ago


From Wikipedia:
During World War II, McMahon was trained as a United States Marines fighter pilot and also served as a flight instructor and test pilot. He was discharged in 1946, remaining in the reserves.[3]
After college, McMahon was re-activated into active Marine duty. He was sent to Korea in February 1953. He flew unarmed O-1E Bird Dogs on eighty-five tactical air control and artillery spotting missions. He remained in the Marine reserves, retiring with the rank of Colonel in 1966 and was then commissioned as a Brigadier General in the California Air National Guard.
Several of his ancestors, including the Marquis d'Equilly, also had long and distinguished military careers. Patrice MacMahon, duc de Magenta was a Marshal of armies in France, serving under Napoleon III, and later President. McMahon once asserted to Johnny Carson that mayonnaise was originally named Macmahonnaise in honor of this ancestor, referring to him as the Comte de MacMahon.[4] In his autobiography, McMahon said that it was his father who told him of this relationship and he went on to suggest that he was not certain of the truth of the story.[5]

For that alone, he deserves the govt. to pay his medical more than OctoMom! God bless you, Mr. McMahon! I hope he is not in too much pain. With cancer and pneumonia he may already be in a coma, though. Might be a blessing.

2060 days ago

Melissa A. Layton    

Ed McMahon might die if it does happen, and we gonna miss Ed McMahon.

Melissa A. Layton

2060 days ago


I've worked with Ed numerous times and he is undoubtedly one of the nicest people in this whole backstabbing town. No one desrves what he has endured this year and I wish him nothing but good things ahead. Be well, Ed!!

2059 days ago
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