Casey Kasem Taken to Medical Facility After Dramatic Family Scene Unfolds at Home - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Casey Kasem Taken to Medical Facility After Dramatic Family Scene Unfolds at Home



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    Casey Kasem (r) and his wife Jean Kasem in 2007

    Ailing radio personality Casey Kasem was hospitalized in Washington on Sunday after a dramatic scene involving his wife and his eldest daughter from his first marriage unfolded outside the home where he has been staying.

    On Sunday, Kerri Kasem arrived at the home with an ambulance to take Casey Kasem to a hospital, but paramedics were not allowed inside the Silverdale residence. Someone inside the home then called 911, and a second ambulance and fire truck arrived.

    After the fire truck was called away to an emergency, Kasem's wife Jean, 59, walked downstairs and threw a pound of raw hamburger meat at Kerri Kasem.

    After the incident paramedics were able to go inside and pick up 82-year-old Casey Kasem.

    Jean Kasem told NBC News that she was following a King James verse when she threw the meat at 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.

    Casey Kasem's condition is not known, but Kerri Kasem said in court 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, 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 appropriate medical care has been provided.

    Casey Kasem and his wife have been staying with friends west of Seattle. Jean Kasem is best known for her role on the '80s hit "Cheers." She and Kasem married in 1980.