Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Larry King’s 9 Lives: If All Goes Well, He Gets Out of the Hospital Tomorrow After A Month Battling COVID-19



Good news for a change. After nearly a month in the hospital, I’m told that Larry King will get sprung tomorrow and go home.

Larry, 87, has been battling COVID-19 since at least December 20th in Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles. He was briefly in the ICU until Cedars ran out of room there for critical patients.

The broadcast legend has a lot of underlying conditions: He had a heart attack in 1987 and open heart surgery. In 2019, he had stents put in to clear blockages. In 2020, he had a stroke that nearly killed him. He also deals with Diabetes 2.

You could say Larry’s had seven wives and nine Lives. His current wife (he had eight marriages, two to the same woman), Shawn Southwick, is divorcing him, maybe. So far, she’s been very involved in his recovery. Larry and Shawn have two sons, Chance and Cannon. Larry has another living son, Larry Jr. His two other adult children, Chaia and Andy, died last year tragically within a short time of each other, from cancer.

That Larry is going home is a miracle, a real good news story. He’ll have to lay off the chopped herring for a while, on those deliveries from Nate n Al’s in Beverly Hills. Larry, stick with the matzoh ball soup! And no pastrami, no matter how lean!


Roger Friedman
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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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