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Shawn King Depression Triggered by Alleged Affair

6/10/2010 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0610_shawn_king_EX_TMZ_02Sources tell TMZ Shawn King's depression started, continued and never stopped over Larry King's alleged affair with Shawn's sister.

We're told Shawn has been "extremely depressed" for more than five years ... and the trigger was Larry's alleged long-term involvement with Shannon Engemann.

As we first reported, Shawn had a showdown with Larry several years ago and as a peace offering Larry transferred title to all three of the couple's homes to Shawn.

We're told Shawn has struggled for years, believing her husband remained involved with Shannon.  One source says, "She fought like crazy to remain sane, just to take care of her kids."

We're told even though Shawn reconciled with Larry and put the divorce proceedings on ice, she remained deeply depressed.

One source says, "Shawn's not a pill popper, but she feels it's her only way to deal with her depression."

Shannon has denied having an affair with Larry.


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This is just so heartbreaking. I wish she was successful in her endeavor in doing the deed. That's the saddest part, not taking her life but being unsuccessful at doing it. It's just another loss for her in the long line of losses she has suffered in life. Here was something she could have been successful at but she failed and failed miserably. Give it another try Shawn, come on, you can do it if you put your mind to it. No go get some more pills and show us all you can succeed. We're praying for your success.

1533 days ago


damn this just shows how much she loVed the oLd bat aNd he stiLl did her dirty... he shouLd b the oNe popiN pills

1533 days ago

larry the corpse    

The day after Shawn King tried to end her life, Larry King was on Twitter, Wouldn't a man who was concerned about his wife stay off of Twitter when his wife was in the hospital after attempting to take her life?

Below are some of Larry's Tweets:

Tonight, updates on the Times Square bomb scare and the oil spill disaster in the Gulf. 30 minutes to showtime!
9:29 PM May 3rd via web
I have no bigger thrill than watching my boys play Little League baseball. Chance's team won yesterday 11-9.
7:38 PM May 3rd via web

1533 days ago


Larry King, oh please! What's the guy on - an IV drip of Viagra?

1532 days ago


Never could understand the appeal of Mr.King. Oh! Money!

1531 days ago
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