Friday, April 19, 2024

Exclusive UPDATE on Larry King: Out of ICU, He’s “Improving” in Battle with COVID, Infection May Be from Home Healthcare Worker


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MONDAY UPDATE I confirmed yesterday that Larry was out of the ICU.

Broadcast legend Larry King is “improving” in his battle with COVID-19.

I’m told the folks at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles are giving King odds of 50/50 or better as he fights off the virus. Larry is a tough bird!  Sources tell me for what it’s worth the prayers and good feelings being sent to the radio and TV giant are making a difference. This will come as a great relief to his family and friends, especially sons Chance and Cannon and their mother Shawn, who are giving him all their support.

I’m also told that Larry likely was infected by a home healthcare worker who initially showed no symptoms. But the minute this man complained of a sore throat, the family sent him for a COVID test and locked Larry down. It was just too late.

This is certainly a common problem for older people who are dependent on home caregivers, visiting nurses, etc. Even with masks and shields, people coming and going from homes are still risking the lives of their patients, if not their own well being.

So keep up the good thoughts for Larry King. They’re working!

PS and were just about the only outlets that refused to credit this site with news of Larry’s illness. Thank you to the many sites that did credit us. When other outlets steal our stories, it siphons off our traffic and readers. We are “David. ” They are “Goliath.” And not terribly gracious after four years of the media being bashed. Shouldn’t we all support each other?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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