Larry King’s wife Shawn Southwick reportedly overdosed on prescription drugs in what investigators are considering a suicide bid. Fortunately, Shawn failed.
It all went down May 28 when Shawn’s dad called 911 from the Kings’ home in Provo, Utah, telling the dispatcher Shawn was breathing but not responsive.
Shawn King left a handwritten note stating she OD’d on purpose and indicated where she wanted to be buried, according to police, who found a lot meds.
Larry King says their marriage is still intact, despite both of them filing for divorce in April. Later, they called it off and decided to make the marriage work.
Apparently things went south between then and May 28, though.
Shawn King with Larry and their two sons.
Among the medications found at the home, Subutex is used to treat narcotic addiction, while Cymbalta is an anti-depressant and Lyrica a seizure treatment.
Klonopin and Clonazepam are anti-anxiety meds. Bottles of those two, along with Ambien, were empty and had been filled within 10 days of the incident.
Sources close to Shawn Southwick say she battles depression, which started, continued and never stopped over Larry King’s alleged affair with her sister.
Shawn has been “extremely depressed” for more than five years, and the trigger is believed to be Larry’s long-term involvement with Shannon Engemann.
If you’ve been following this story, you may recall that several years ago, this all blew up in Larry’s face, and he made a peace offering to Shawn King.
At that point, Larry transferred title to all three of the couple’s homes to Shawn’s name alone. Yet for years, she still believed that he was doing Shannon.
She has denied an affair with King, so it’s not clear what went on. But a source says, “She fought like crazy to remain sane, just to take care of her kids.”
Married since 1996, they have two boys under the age of 10. Their baseball coach, Hector Penate, says he had an affair with Shawn … often. Anyway …
Shawn remains depressed even after reconciling with Larry, says a source: “Shawn’s not a pill popper, but feels it’s her only way to deal with depression.”
We hope she finds a better one, and soon.
Larry King with Shawn Southwick (left) and her sister Shannon Engemann.
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Report: Shawn King Overdoses in Suicide Attempt; Depression Stems From Larry’s Alleged Affair