American boxing promoter Don King seriously fell, smashing his head … and months of rehab after a face-smashing fall in a Cleveland hotel.
“The injuries are very serious,” says the insider.
After losing his wife of 50 years, Henrietta King, to Cancer in 2010 and his longtime pal Rev. Bill Crockett in 2012, King was in Cleveland, Ohio, for the funeral of Constance Harper, a newspaper publisher and a childhood pal case.
In 1959, King was shot in the head in Cleveland and fragments from the shooting are still embedded in his skull.
King is probably the most infamous character in modern boxing history, equally well-known for top-flight boxing promotion of stars such as Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and Julio Cesar Chavez as well as beyond-sleazy business dealings that significantly hurt the lives and livelihoods of many of those same stars.