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Larry King's wife recovering from apparent OD

In this April 18, 2007 file photo, Larry King and his wife Shawn arrive to a party held by CNN celebrating King's fifty years of broadcasting, New York. (Stuart Ramson)

June 10, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Talk show host Larry King's wife is recovering after an apparent prescription drug overdose.Emergency medical workers were called to Shawn King's home in Provo on May 28. Her father dialed 911 after finding the 50-year-old woman in her bed, breathing but not responding when he tried to wake her, according to a transcript of the emergency call, which was released through an open-records request Wednesday.

He told dispatchers he thought she might have taken too much medication for anxiety or depression.

Officers who responded to the call found several prescription bottles, including Ambien and anti-anxiety medication, that had been filled within 10 days but were empty, according to a police report. It also said there was a handwritten note that indicated she had taken the pills intentionally.

The Kings filed for divorce in April, but Larry King released a statement through his spokesman, Howard Rubenstein, saying "reports that we have fought are absolutely false."

Shawn King is Larry King's seventh wife. The couple has been married since 1997 and has two sons.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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