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Larry King's wife recovering from drug overdose or suicidal attempt

Larry has released a statement through his spokesman, Howard Rubenstein, saying "reports that we have fought are absolutely false," reports the AP.

CNN talk show host Larry King says King's wife, Shawn Southwick King, is in good shape and doing pretty well after an apparent drug overdose last month, according to a report by the Associated press.

The legendary media personalities Larry, and Shawn King, the woman who happens to be his seventh wife, recently made headlines when reports of their possible divorce flashed in the local and international media.

But in subsequent reports it had been published that Larry, 76, and Shawn, 50, who wed in 1997 and have two children together, have decided to put their divorce on hold and give their marriage a second chance.

On May 28, emergency medics were called to her home in Provo, Utah.

According to a police report, obtained by CNN, three handwritten notes were found on the bed near Shawn "indicating that she was leaving, or that she might hurt herself, such as that she wished to be buried in Utah."

And if the reports are to be believed it was Shawn's father, Karl Engemann, who called 911 finding her 50-year-old daughter in her bed, who was breathing but not responding when he tried to wake her.

“I can’t wake her up,” the New York Post quoted Engemann as having said during the call.

She's not suicidal
The website reported that Shawn had taken several pills on the evening of that day, but her 76-year-old dad insists his daughter was not trying to commit suicide. He revealed that Shawn was taking medication for anxiety or depression.

“She may have overmedicated. I don’t think she did it on purpose. Last night she seemed confused about what she had taken, the last time she had taken it,” Engemann informed the dispatcher. “No, no. No, it wouldn’t be suicidal,” he said.

TMZ is reporting that emergency medics found several empty prescription bottles -- including Ambien and anti-anxiety medication.

Throughout the call, Engemann remained calm, following instructions until an ambulance arrived. “She’s unconscious. I slap her and ... she opens her eyes half way and puts them back down again,” he said. “I left my daughter here last night and she was fine. I come this morning she’s supposed to have a meeting in a while and she just seems to be out of it,” he added.

Shawn is in good shape and recovering nicely
The AP report, citing Larry's spokesman Howard Rubenstein, says Shawn King is just fine, as she is recovering from an apparent prescription drug overdose last month in Utah.

In related news, it has been reported by some entertainment and gossip websites, including TMZ, RadarOnline.com, that it could be a suicide attempt by Shawn.

Police report shows three pages found
If these reports are to be believed Provo cops have found handwritten notes in the home.

While one handwritten note found on the scene indicated Shawn had taken the pills on purpose, the other indicated she'd like to be buried in Utah.

According to a police report, obtained by CNN, three handwritten notes were found on the bed near Shawn "indicating that she was leaving, or that she might hurt herself, such as that she wished to be buried in Utah."

"At this time it is unknown whose writing this letter was in, however, wording on the letter led me to believe that King had intentionally taken the quantity of pills," CNN quoted officer Martin Webb as writing in his report.

"Multiple pill bottles all of which were empty" were found on the bed with the letters, he said. The prescription medications included Compro, Prometrium, clonazepam, Ambien, Klonopin, Subutex, Cymbalta and Lyrica, the report said.

The police report didn't mention why Shawn might have wanted to harm herself.

Larry responds
Meanwhile, Larry has released a statement through his spokesman, Howard Rubenstein, saying "reports that we have fought are absolutely false," reports the AP.

"Our marriage is still together, and I am staying very close to our children, who we love immensely," told the AP. "We shall go through this difficult time intact as a family."