Legendary TV host Larry King disclosed he had a stroke and was in a coma for “a couple of weeks” earlier this year in a new interview.
“I had a stroke,” he revealed to ExtraTV. “Everything got better except for my left foot and I have been rehabbing that every day and they tell me I’ll be walking by Christmas.
Not bad, I can walk with a walker, too.”
“It’s been a rough year, I don’t remember anything since March – I had the stroke in March,” Larry added. “I haven’t driven a car, but I’m back at work and that makes me feel great.”
“It’s been a long, hard ride,” he added. “My head doctor said I have an incomparable spirit.”
In late April, Ora TV, the network behind “Larry King Now,” told that King was feeling better in hospital after undergoing heart surgery.
The company says that King was set to have a scheduled angioplasty that day when he began experiencing “angina and went to the hospital early to be examined.”
According to the Mayo Clinic, angina is chest pain that is happened by reduced blood flow to the heart.
The expert TV and radio host survived a heart attack in 1987 and underwent quintuple bypass surgery, which leads him to quit a lifelong three-pack-a-day cigarette habit and lose weight.
“His doctor successfully performed the angioplasty and inserted stents to reopen the previous bypass from 1987,” Ora TV reported.
“He has been recuperating in the hospital and is scheduled to be released soon. His doctors expect him to make a full recovery.”
King had many previous health issues, including prostate cancer, and he lives with Type 2 diabetes.
King disclosed in September 2017 that he struggled 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 detach what turned out to be a malignant tumor.
“It wasn’t really a battle,” he revealed 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.’ “