Larry King On the Road to Recovery After Heart Ailment

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Fans of Larry King are rejoicing over the recent news that the talk show host is on his road to recovery following treatment for a heart condition last Thursday (April 23.)

“He had been scheduled for an angioplasty but visited the hospital early last Thursday to be examined for the chest pain,” the statement on his Twitter page from ORA TV reads. “His doctor successfully performed the angioplasty and inserted stents to reopen the previous bypass from 1987. He has been recuperating in the hospital and is scheduled to be released soon. His doctors expect him to make a full recovery.”

Rumors regarding his health swirled last week when media outlets reported that a source close to King claimed that the broadcasting legend had actually had a heart attack after going into cardiac arrest. According to this recent statement, it seems as if that account of his health last week was a bit exaggerated.

“To be clear, and contrary to published reports, his doctors say he did not have a heart attack and he did not go into cardiac arrest,” the statement read.

[RELATED: Larry King Undergoes Angioplasty Following Chest Pains]

Nonetheless, the statement goes on to say that the 85-year-old is “in good spirits and thanks everyone for their concern. He’s expected to be back to work on his shows, ‘Larry King Now’ and ‘PoliticKING with Larry King’ soon.

Throughout the years, King has experienced his share of health ailments, including a number of heart attacks and a diagnosis of lung cancer back in 2017.