According to a posting by Kathy's personal assistent, June, on het official YahooGroup site Kathy is ill.
"Kathy has been ill for quite some time now. Bare with me, as this is long and complicated, but it will explain why you haven't heard from her or about her in quite some time and why I haven't said anything before now.
Kathy has what is classified as an epilepsy seizure disorder, usually caused by an injury (which hers was).
No, it is nothing like epilepsy and she does not have epileptic seizers, it is nothing like that, but it does leave her very ill when left untreated, which has been the case lately. Just one of her symptoms is that her eyes look like they're bleeding.
This is not a new problem for Kathy, as she has had it, but managed to keep it under control for over 30 years now.
The problem now is, she's recently had to change insurance policies, so she is going thru what we all know as re-existing problems. Her new insurance has her not only going thru all types of tests, and seeing different specialists but also having to go without her meds off and on.
This has been going on since way before Christmas and so far things aren't getting any better, so something we thought would only take a short time has turned into a long drawn out problem, with no immediate solution in site. They have her down for her next round of tests ------- as unbelievable as it sounds, October 1.
In summary, I talked to Kathy last night, and she hanging in there, as the trooper she's always been, and as the type of person she's always been, she was more worried that she hasn't been able to talk to her fans, and wanted me to stress how much she loves and misses you all. Hopefully the drs will get her straightened back out soon. Kathy is without a doubt one of the most wonderful people I've ever met "and" the kookiest. If you've ever met her, you know why Elvis loved her so.
She is one in a million. June"