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Casey Kasem's health took a sudden turn for the worse Thursday, and his family was gathering at a Washington State hospital. The veteran deejay suffered a sharp drop in blood pressure; his two daughters were already at the hospital with him, and his son was on his way. A spokesman for St. Anthony Hospital told CNN that Kasem, 82, was alert but in critical condition - and receiving antibiotics through IVs, medicine for blood pressure and care for bed sores. "Mr. Kasem is alert and appears comfortable at this time," the spokesman said. "His health is worse. We're just not »

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