Ed McMahon released from hospital after fall in home

Tuesday, March 8th 2005, 2:46 pm
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Former ``Tonight Show'' sidekick Ed McMahon went home from the hospital Tuesday after being treated for injuries from a fall at his Beverly Hills home, his publicist said.

McMahon received several stitches for a gash in his forehead and suffered a mild concussion when he tripped and fell Friday afternoon, Susan DuBow said.

He spent his birthday Sunday in the hospital.

``I feel great and now I'm going to celebrate my 82nd birthday properly,'' McMahon said in a statement.

He was planning to have a barbecue, DuBow said.

McMahon was perhaps best known as Johnny Carson's sidekick for decades on ``The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson.'' He was Carson's sidekick on the game show ``Who Do You Trust?'' in 1957. Carson, who retired in 1992, died Jan. 23 of emphysema at age 79.

McMahon was also co-host with Dick Clark of the ``Bloopers'' shows and he has appeared year after year on The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon.