Conan O'Brien saves family home from auction
Conan O'Brien found out that his mail wasn't going to the right location. He saved his parents' home from auction at the last minute.
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A wrong address and an overdue bill almost cost Conan O'Brien's family their home. On Monday, the comedian paid an $8,000 back-tax bill on a Westerly, Rhode Island, home that is owned by his parents. The home was set to be auctioned off on Tuesday due to the delinquent bill.
A reporter for the town newspaper, The Westerly Sun, was the one who noticed the tax bill and contacted the TBS star about the family home.
Us Weekly spoke with the TV personality about the mix-up.
He said, "As soon as I was made aware that the tax bill on my parents' house was being mailed to the wrong address, I paid the bill immediately. The problem has been corrected. I am grateful to the reporter at the Westerly Sun who spotted this error and notified me."
According to the Associated Press, the house is located near the shore in the New England state and is currently valued at $723,000. O'Brien pays the bills on the home, but a source shared that his accounting firm in Los Angeles never received the statement.
The insider told Us Weekly, "As soon as he was made aware, he paid the bill in full."
The good news is that the house was immediately removed from auction once the tab was paid in full. Now O'Brien has a place to visit when he heads back home to the East Coast.