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Larry King reveals he had a stroke amid a tough year

King said he had a ‘rough year’ in 2019

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Larry King has revealed in a recent interview that he had a tough year, which included him being put into a coma and having a stroke, amid an array of other health and personal issues, according to USA Today.

Larry King has revealed in a recent interview that he had a tough year, which included him being put into a coma and having a stroke, amid an array of other health and personal issues, according to USA Today.

What he said: King unveiled the details of his difficult year in an interview with ExtraTV.

  • “I had a stroke,” he told ExtraTV. “Everything got better except my left foot and I have been rehabbing that every day, and they tell me I’ll be walking by Christmas. Not bad, I can walk with a walker, too.”
  • “It’s been a rough year, I don’t remember anything since March — I had the stroke in March. I haven’t driven a car, but I’m back at work and that makes me feel great.”
  • ”It’s been a long, hard ride. My head doctor said I have an incomparable spirit.”

Flashback: Earlier this year, King underwent a heart procedure. Ora TV revealed in April that he was staying at the hospital for his recovery, according to USA Today.

Personal issues: In August, Larry King sought a divorce from his seventh wife, Shawn King, after 22 years of marriage, according to The Associated Press.

  • The couple tied the knot in 1997. They had originally filed for divorce in 2010 but stayed together.
  • Shawn King originates from Provo. Her brother is Bret Engemann, a former BYU quarterback, as reported by the Deseret News.