Casey Kasem hospitalized after family dispute, meat-throwing incident

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Legendary radio host Casey Kasem was taken by ambulance Sunday to a medical facility after an argument between his wife and one of his daughters.

Kasem, 82, and his wife Jean were staying with friends near Seattle when authorities responded Sunday to a 911 call and found Jean and Kerri Kasem arguing, said Deputy Scott Wilson, public affairs officer for the Kitsap County sheriff's office. A doctor was present when Casey Kasem was removed from the home, Wilson said.

Monday afternoon, a representative for Kerri Kasem sent KIRO 7 cell phone video of Jean Kasem apparently throwing meat during a dispute outside the Kitsap County residence.

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The episode marked the latest twist in the ongoing dispute between Jean Kasem and her stepdaughter, who has said in legal filings that her father suffers from a form of dementia.

At a Monday afternoon court hearing in Kitsap County, a judge said Kasem can go back to the Washington home where he's been staying with his wife if doctors approve.

The judge also chastised Kasem's wife for playing a video of him allegedly moaning and said if it happens again she'll take action.

Kasem is "very near the end of his life," his wife said Monday, and a doctor who saw him told the court Kasem has a 50 percent chance to survive for six months. The judge was told Kasem is now at St. Anthony Hospital.

Kerri Kasem said in court last week that her father is suffering from bedsores and lung and bladder infections. A judge ruled that she could have a doctor of her choosing to examine her father.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.