Rupert Murdoch suffered back injury during sailing accident

NEW YORK — Media mogul Rupert Murdoch hurt his back in a recent sailing accident, according to a note provided to The Associated Press.

The 86-year-old sent a note last week to senior colleagues at his companies, 21st Century Fox and News Corp., saying he will be working from home for weeks because of the injury, according to a person with knowledge of the email who was not authorized to share it.

Vanity Fair reported Murdoch had been hospitalized in Los Angeles after the accident, citing unidentified people.

The Murdoch family owns Fox, which is home to Fox News, the Fox broadcast network and a major movie studio, among other assets. Disney is buying most of Fox for about $52 billion in an unspooling of the Murdoch empire that shocked industry observers. News Corp. owns the Wall Street Journal, other newspapers and book publisher HarperCollins.

Murdoch, executive chairman at both his companies and deeply involved in his businesses, has in the past few years signaled that leadership would remain in the family. He appointed his sons to top posts at Fox in 2014, and promoted them the next year. Lachlan is now executive chairman of Fox, while James is CEO. Lachlan also became co-chairman of News Corp. in 2014.

But it's not clear what happens after Disney buys most of Fox.

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