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Source: Ed McMahon hospitalized with bone cancer

LOS ANGELES (KWWL) - Ed McMahon is hospitalized in Los Angeles, and a friend said his health problems include bone cancer.

The long-time TV sidekick to the late Johnny Carson is 85. The man whose hearty "heigh-yo" became something of a household word during the "Tonight Show" years is in intensive care at an undisclosed facility.

McMahon has been hospitalized for several weeks for treatment of a number of ailments, including pneumonia.

Spokesman Howard Bragman says, "It's serious," but adds, "We're hopeful." Bragman said McMahon's wife and family are with him and appreciate all the expressions of concern.

Besides nearly 30 years on "Tonight," McMahon was also a TV pitchman, including as spokesman for the American Family Publishers' sweepstake.

Online Executive Producer Nate Leding

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