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Rupert Murdoch, co-chairman in addition to also also founder of Twenty-First Century Fox
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch suffered a painful back injury while on vacation, a source told CNBC
Murdoch sent an e-mail to employees confirming he sustained the injury while sailing. The email said he was on the road to recovery, yet will be working through home for several weeks.
Vanity Fair reported that will Murdoch had been hospitalized for the injury, which occurred around the completely new Year’s holiday while 86-year-old Murdoch was vacationing inside the Caribbean on his son Lachlan’s yacht.
Murdoch’s injury could hardly come at a more sensitive time. His company, 21st Century Fox can be inside the midst of a $52.4 billion deal to sell assets to Disney.