Report: Ed McMahon's Condition 'Extremely Serious'
The TV personality has been hospitalized with pneumonia and bone cancer
The former "Tonight Show" announcer and sidekick, who turns 86 in March, has been hospitalized for the past month for a combination of medical problems, including pneumonia and bone cancer, reports TMZ.com.
An unnamed person close to him described his condition as "extremely serious," adding, "It's not great, to say the least."
McMahon has not had an easy time of it lately. In 2008, he defaulted on millions of dollars in home loans and was struggling to avoid foreclosure, a desperate strait that even elicited the sympathy and offers of help from Donald Trump.
On the health front, McMahon claims he and his wife were made ill and that their family dog Muffin died as the result of toxic mold left behind from a job done on his Beverly Hills house. He earned $7 million from suing his insurance company.
Later, he sued Cedars-Sinai Medical Center accusing them of discharging him with a broken neck and two botched neck surgeries stemming from a fall in 2008. He claimed fraud, battery, elder abuse and emotional distress.
McMahon's rep Howard Bragman confirmed that the TV personality has been in the hospital -- but "not at Cedars-Sinai."