Larry King Recovering From Heart Procedure, Currently in Hospital
USA - April 30, 2019
Larry King is recovering in a hospital after undergoing a heart procedure on Thursday, according to Ora TV, the network behind "Larry King Now."
King, 85, was set to have a scheduled angioplasty Thursday when he began experiencing "chest pain and went to the hospital early to be examined."
In 1987 beloved radio host had a heart attack and underwent quintuple bypass surgery, which finally forced him to quit smoking and lose weight.
"His doctor successfully performed the angioplasty and inserted stents to reopen the previous bypass from 1987," Ora TV said in the statement.
"He has been recuperating in the hospital and is scheduled to be released soon. His doctors expect him to make a full recovery."
Unfortunately, this is not the only health issue he has. He is also said to have type 2 diabetes.
In September 2017 King revealed that he battled with lung cancer, saying doctors noticed a Stage 1 tumor during his annual chest X-ray. He underwent surgery at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles to remove what turned out to be a malignant tumor.
“It wasn’t really a battle," he explained in an interview with "Extra" host Mario Lopez. "I have a checkup every year. I’ve gone through a lot in my life — I’ve had a heart attack and heart surgery. Part of my checkup is the chest X-ray, and that is the protocol. I do it every year ... it was always normal. Then the doctor says, ‘I see a little spot here.'"
During his long career he, by his own count, interviewed more than 60,000 people, including Marlon Brando, Bette Davis, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dr. Martin Luther King, Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra, Madonna and Malcolm X.