SEATTLE (CBSLA.com) — Radio legend Casey Kasem is in critical condition at a Washington hospital, according to doctors at St. Anthony’s Hospital.
Kasem was checked-in to the hospital on June 1 and is “currently being treated for a wound infection related to a serious pressure ulcer, commonly referred to as a bed sore which were present when he was admitted,” spokesman Scott Thompson said.READ MORE: Jerry West Insulted At Being Left Off Jeanie Buss’ Top 5 Lakers List
The 82-year-old has been at the center of a long-running feud between his wife and children over visitation rights and conservatorship.READ MORE: Cache Of Fireworks Worth $50,000 Seized From Santa Ana Home
Family members say Kasem suffers from Lewy Body Disease, the most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s.
“Mr. Kasem’s children – Kerri, Julie and Mike would like thank everyone and express their appreciation for all the thoughts, prayers and well wishes they’ve received,” Thompson added.MORE NEWS: Bill Maher Tests Positive For COVID-19
Despite being in critical condition, doctors say Kasem is alert and appears to be comfortable.