An eyewitness saw the 85-year-old being wheeled out of the hospital and escorted to his car by two police officers and a few others. However, once he arrived, he stood up and got into the car himself.
His departure came a few days after the reports that he suffered a heart attack and went into cardiac arrest. But on Monday, April 29, his team took to Twitter with a statement to clear things up for worried fans.
Ora TV statement on recent reports about Larry King’s health: pic.twitter.com/kmyALOGNiN
— Larry King (@kingsthings) April 29, 2019
“On the morning of Thursday, April 25, Larry King was scheduled for an angioplasty. Before his scheduled procedure, he experienced angina and went to the hospital early to be examined. His doctor successfully performed the angioplasty and inserted stents to reopen the previous bypass from 1987,” the note began.
“He has been recuperating in the hospital and is scheduled to be released soon. His doctors expect him to make a full recovery. 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 continued.
The TV legend even plans to return to the small screen sooner rather than later. “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.