On February 27, 2009 it was reported that Ed McMahon has been in an undisclosed Los Angeles hospital for almost a month. He is currently listed in serious condition and is in the intensive care unit. His publicist told reporters that he was admitted for pneumonia, but could not confirm reports that McMahon has been diagnosed with bone cancer.
In March 2008, it was announced McMahon was recovering from a broken neck and two subsequent surgeries. He was injured in 2007 in a fall. He later sued Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and two doctors, claiming fraud, battery, elder abuse and emotional distress and accusing them of discharging him with a broken neck after his fall in 2007 and later botched two neck surgeries.
Edward "Ed" Leo Peter McMahon, Jr. (March 6, 1923) is an American comedian, game show host, announcer, and television personality most famous for his work on television as Johnny Carson’s announcer on Who Do You Trust? from 1957 to 1962 and on the Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992, and as the host of the talent show Star Search from 1983 to 1995.