Larry King out of ICU after hospitalization for COVID-19
Entertainment Weekly 2hrs ago

After being hospitalized with COVID-19, Larry King is out of the intensive care unit and is breathing on his own, his spokesperson told the Associated Press.

Larry King wearing a suit and tie: Amanda Edwards/WireImage © Provided by Entertainment Weekly Amanda Edwards/WireImage

The talk show host has reportedly been in the hospital in Los Angeles for over a week after he tested positive for COVID-19. He was moved to the ICU on New Year's Eve and was receiving oxygen, David Theall, a spokesman for King's production company Ora Media, told the AP. He is now breathing on his own but remains in the hospital.

Larry King wearing a suit and tie: After being hospitalized with coronavirus, Larry King is out of the ICU and is breathing on his own. © Amanda Edwards/WireImage After being hospitalized with coronavirus, Larry King is out of the ICU and is breathing on his own.

King also got to have a video phone call with his three sons, Theall told the outlet.


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"Larry has fought so many health issues in the last few years and he is fighting this one hard too, he's a champ," a source previously told ABC News.

Representatives for King did not immediately respond to EW.

The 87-year-old broadcaster is best known for hosting CNN's Larry King Live from 1985 to 2010, and he had been presenting Politicking With Larry King, which premiered in 2013.

In 2019, King suffered a stroke and later revealed it left him in a coma for "a couple of weeks." Previously, he was successfully treated for lung cancer in 2017 and suffered a major heart attack in 1987.

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