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Shawn Southwick King is fighting an addiction to painkillers, a newspaper reports

By People Staff
Updated June 24, 2008 10:20 AM
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The wife of CNN host Larry King, Shawn Southwick King, has entered rehab for an addiction to painkillers, the New York Post‘s Page Six reports.

King, 74, married actress Southwick, 48, in 1997, and the couple have two children together, ages 9 and 8. She also has a 26-year-old son from a previous marriage.

Her father, Karl Engmann, tells PEOPLE: “She’s had migraines her whole life, ever since she was a little girl, and she finally decided to do something about it. We’re happy she’s taking care of herself and everything will be fine.”

CNN had no comment.
Michael Y. Park