Legendary show host and former CNN anchor Larry King has been moved out of the intensive care unit and can now breathe on his own following his recent battle with COVID-19.
Iconic show host Larry King was recently hospitalized and placed in the intensive care unit after he tested positive for COVID-19 and battled with the symptoms.
King, who could not breathe by himself, was placed in the intensive care unit at a Los Angeles hospital on New Year's Eve and had to rely on oxygen.
Media personality Larry King with five of his children: Andy, Larry Jr., Chaia, Chance, and Cannon on June 14, 2005. | Photo: Getty Images
According to recent reports, the 87-year-old has been taken out of the intensive care unit and can now breathe without oxygen. A spokesman for the 87-year-old revealed that the legendary King was doing better and had a video call with his three sons.
The iconic TV host was reportedly ill for ten days after contracting the deadly virus. Although he remains in the hospital, there seems to have been an improvement.
Larry King at the Starmus Festival on June 21, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images
This is not the first time King has had to battle for his life. He is no stranger to overcoming illnesses, having suffered other health scares over the years.
Although he is a good father, he was left heartbroken after losing two of his children within weeks of each other.
The TV icon experienced a near-fatal stroke a few weeks after undergoing heart surgery in 2019. Aside from overcoming prostate and lung cancer, King survived a heart attack in 1987.
Speaking of his stroke, King said his family was told by doctors he would die, and he had to be placed in the intensive care unit. To aid his recovery, King had to rely on a wheelchair and a walker.
Although he said he gets mad when helped to a chair, King fell back to his sense of humor to help him get through. King revealed that his health battles over the years have left him with no fear of death and he plans to die working because of his love for his job.
Another aspect of his life that keeps him going is his role as a father. King said that he is a good father and is proud of his parenting.
He was, however, left heartbroken after losing two of his children within weeks of each other. His 65-year-old son Andy died of a heart attack, and his daughter Chaia, 51, lost her battle to lung cancer.
Speaking of his grief, King said that no parent should have to bury his children and remarked that losing his children felt out of order. Although he will live loving his kids, King hopes to spend the time he has left putting a smile on people's faces.