Casey Kasem Hospitalized After Meat Throwing Incident (VIDEO)
June 02, 2014
A spokesman for Casey Kasem's daughter says the ailing radio personality was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Washington state after an alleged family altercation between his wife and daughter.
Spokesman Danny Deraney told The Associated Press that Kerri Kasem accompanied her father in the ambulance Sunday afternoon to receive care. He didn't specify exactly where the 82-year-old entertainer went.
According to NBC News, Kasem was taken to the facility after Kasem's wife, Jean Kasem, reportedly threw a pound of raw hamburger in the direction of Kerri Kasem, his daughter from his first marriage.
After Casey Kasem left in the ambulance, Jean Kasem told NBC News that she was following a King James verse when she threw the meat (see video above) in the direction of her stepdaughter. "In the name of King David, I threw a piece of raw meat into the street in exchange for my husband to the wild rabid dogs," she said.
Kerri Kasem said in court last Friday that her father is suffering from bedsores and lung and bladder infections. She also has said her father has a form of dementia. Amid an ongoing dispute between Kerri Kasem and her stepmother, Jean Kasem, a Kitsap County judge ruled Friday that Kerri Kasem could have a doctor of her choosing examine her father.
The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office has said that appropriate medical care has been provided.
Kasem -- who rose to fame after launching the syndicated America's Top 40 countdown radio program in 1970 -- suffers from advanced Parkinson's disease, can no longer speak and has been in various medical facilities chosen by Jean Kasem.