Friday, February 27, 2009

Ed McMahon hospitalized

Former "Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" sidekick Ed McMahon has been hospitalized for the last three weeks with pneumonia and other medical problems, according to his spokesman.

"Ed's a big, strong, hearty guy and his family and I are hopeful and optimistic about his prognosis," said Howard Bragman about the 85-year-old TV personality.

McMahon was in the news last summer when it was revealed that he was behind on payments on his multimillion-dollar Beverly Hills home and was fighting to avoid foreclosure.