Larry King, the longtime TV and radio host, is currently in the hospital recovering from a heart procedure performed on Thursday, USA Today reports.
According to Ora TV, which produces his current show, “Larry King Now,” King was supposed to have an already-scheduled angioplasty, but experienced “angina,” or chest pain, “and went to the hospital early to be examined.”
King previously had a heart attack in 1987, and on Thursday "his doctor successfully performed the angioplasty and inserted stents to reopen the previous bypass” done in 1987.
"He has been recuperating in the hospital and is scheduled to be released soon. His doctors expect him to make a full recovery,” an Ora Tv spokesperson said in a statement.
The spokesperson refuted a report from TMZ that claimed King had a second heart attack and went into cardiac arrest.
“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 spokesperson added, according to The Wrap. “Larry 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.”
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