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Larry King, 87, is OUT of ICU after being hospitalized with COVID for more than 10 days

Larry King is out of ICU after being hospitalized with COVID-19 for more than 10 days, according to reports. 

The broadcast legend, 87, is understood to have been moved from the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Sunday. 

He is thought to have caught the virus from a health care worker visiting his home, a source told NBC. One of his sons, who has not been named, has also tested positive, they said.

King’s advanced age and poor health are a cause for concern and place him at elevated risk. He has had numerous health issues, and has suffered a heart attack, prostate and lung cancer, and type two diabetes.  

Larry King is pictured with sons Cannon and Chance. King is out of ICU after being hospitalized with COVID-19 for more than 10 days, according to reports

The broadcast legend, 87, is understood to have been moved from the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, pictured, on Sunday

The broadcast legend, 87, is understood to have been moved from the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, pictured, on Sunday

Hospital protocols have kept King’s family members from visiting him. His wife of 23 years, Shawn King, 61, and their two sons, Chance and Cannon, cannot see him. He has another son, Larry Jr, 58, from his brief marriage to Annette Kaye,

The Peabody Award-winning broadcaster was among America’s most prominent interviewers of celebrities, presidents and other newsmakers during a half-century career that included 25 years with a nightly show on CNN.

Last year, King lost two of his five children within weeks of each other. Son Andy King died of a heart attack at 65 in August, and daughter Chaia King died from lung cancer at 51 in July, Larry King said then in a statement.  

The Peabody Award-winning broadcaster was among America's most prominent interviewers of celebrities, presidents and other newsmakers during a half-century career that included 25 years with a nightly show on CNN

The Peabody Award-winning broadcaster was among America’s most prominent interviewers of celebrities, presidents and other newsmakers during a half-century career that included 25 years with a nightly show on CNN

King’s granddaughter Jillian, 31, said at the time that the 87-year-old TV show host was still recovering from his stroke and unable to travel from Los Angeles due to coronavirus, and so he had to watch his Florida-based son be buried on video.

‘Everyone’s feeling pretty bad and broken. Larry is really hurt and upset,’ Jillian told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview in August.

‘He was very sick last year. His kids were all taking very close care of him. He’s upset that he’s lost them now.’ 

The state Department of Public Health on Sunday reported another 181 deaths and more than than 45,350 new confirmed COVID-19 cases across California, bringing the case total to nearly 2.4 million.

More than 26,530 people have died from the virus in California, making it the third state to exceed 25,000 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic, behind New York with nearly 38,000 deaths and Texas with more than 27,000, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

More than 20,600 people were hospitalized across California as of Sunday with COVID-19; 4,500 of them were in intensive care, according to state records.  

King and his wife are still legally married and said to be on good terms despite the fact that they were in the process of divorcing.

In August 2019, Larry filed for divorce from Shawn just five months after suffering a stroke. 

Hospital protocols have kept King's family members from visiting him. His wife of 23 years, Shawn King, 61, pictured together, and their two sons, Chance and Cannon, cannot see him. He has another son, Larry Jr, 58, from his brief marriage to Annette Kaye

Hospital protocols have kept King’s family members from visiting him. His wife of 23 years, Shawn King, 61, pictured together, and their two sons, Chance and Cannon, cannot see him. He has another son, Larry Jr, 58, from his brief marriage to Annette Kaye

Larry King is pictured with sons Cannon and Chance. King is thought to have caught the virus from a health care worker visiting his home, a source told NBC

Larry King is pictured with sons Cannon and Chance. King is thought to have caught the virus from a health care worker visiting his home, a source told NBC 

Last month it was learned that King agreed to pay his estranged wife Shawn $20,000 in a lump sum, plus $33,000 a month in spousal support.

The monthly payment – revealed in new court documents obtained by DailyMail.com – will last at least until the couple’s next Los Angeles Superior Court hearing, scheduled for April 29 next year.

While $33,000 per month may seem like a large sum, it only covers about a third of Shawn’s monthly expenses, which she has listed in court papers as just under $90,000.

That includes $25,000 per month for rent on her luxury home, $12,000 on clothes, $3,500 on groceries, $4,500 for ‘hair, nails, pet care and gym’, plus $6,300 a month for her vacation home in Provo, Utah.

But then, Shawn does confess that she has more than $7 million in assets, including property and savings.  

In November 2019, Larry King told news site Extra he was recovering and spending two weeks in a coma after suffering a stroke the previous March.

‘I had a stroke. 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,’ he said.

‘I’ve been walking with a walker. It’s been a rough year, I don’t remember anything since March.

‘I haven’t driven a car, but I’m back at work and that makes me feel great.’

In the interview Larry reassured fans that his doctors were impressed with his positive attitude: ‘My head doctor said I have an incomparable spirit.’ 

The Larry King Show star has had a complex and storied love life, with eight marriages to seven women and has fathered five children

The Larry King Show star has had a complex and storied love life, with eight marriages to seven women and has fathered five children

The Larry King Show star has had a complex and storied love life, with eight marriages to seven women and has fathered five children.

He married Alene Akins twice, adopting her late son Andy during their first marriage and fathering his late daughter Chaia in their second.

After divorcing Alene in 1972, he went on to marry Freda Miller, Annette Kaye, Mickey Sutphin, Sharon Lepore, Julie Alexander and most recently Shawn Southwick in 1997.

Shawn, who mothered Larry’s two youngest sons, Chance, 21, and Cannon, 20, has previously joked she is ‘the only [wife] to have lasted into the two digits’.

The couple filed for divorce in 2010 but later tore up the papers – only to file again for divorce in August 2019 after 22 years of marriage.

In 2009 Larry revealed he had another son named after him, who he had not acknowledged for 33 years.

Larry King Jr, born from his brief marriage with Annette Kaye, appeared for the first time in public with his father on ‘Larry King Live’ 11 years ago.

The TV host said at the time he first met his estranged son, 58, in 1994.

Larry Jr. is reportedly married with three children of his own and has worked as the head of King’s heart disease foundation in California. 


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