Ed McMahon Has Been In the Hospital for Three Weeks, Someone Just Now NoticedS

The 85-year-old Tonight Show sidekick and enormous check courier has been laid up in serious condition with pneumonia and other ailments, his rep announced today. And just when he was having a Cash4Gold comeback.

We're sort of curious when that delightful Super Bowl ad was actually filmed, because he seems pretty hale and hearty in it. I guess these things can come on pretty quickly. McMahon's spokesman remains confident about the Star Search host's condition, saying "Ed's a big, strong, hearty guy and his family and I are hopeful and optimistic about his prognosis." That he is! A bear of television! Plus he just had to sell his solid gold toilet and really deserves break.