Saturday, February 24, 2024

UPDATE: Broadcast Legend Larry King Remains in the Hospital Fighting COVID After Three Weeks, Improving Slowly



I told you Larry King was battling COVID in the hospital back on New Year’s Day. He’d already been in Cedars Sinai starting around December 20th.

I’ve been deluged with requests for an update. So here it is. I’m told Larry is still in the hospital. He’s not in ICU, because he’s not in imminent danger. He was transferred to a VIP area a week ago or more. I’m told he’s improving, but he’s still fairly ill.

King is 87, and has survived strokes, a heart attack, and many other maladies. “COVID has really run through him,” I’m told, but “he’s strong.”

Larry’s condition is being monitored on a minute basis by his (still) wife Shawn Southwick, sons Cannon and Chance, and Larry Jr. But he can’t have visitors, which can’t be easy. Speaking from experience, this is the toughest part. But Facetime calls certainly help. I hope they show him this picture of Larry and family.

Sending the most positive thoughts and wishes for a speedy recovery.

Larry has so many great interviews, here’s a recent one that’s especially good.



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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