06/10/2010 AT 5:40 PM ET
Larry King didn’t mince words. This is a “difficult time,” he says. He loves his wife “dearly” and he’s certain they’ll get through this “intact as a family.”
His statement comes amid a report from police that his wife, Shawn Southwick King, was found unconscious two weeks ago in a Provo, Utah, home, with empty pill bottles strewn on her bed in a possible suicide attempt.
Southwick, 50, who has a history of painkiller addiction, was recently involved in divorce proceedings with King, 67, but they reconciled a week later. She was discovered May 28 by her father, Karl Engemann, who dialed 911.