It was just yesterday that we were learned the bad news that 87-year-old Larry King had been a patient of the ICU for over a week, due to a COVID-19 diagnosis. It was news that likely had many people saying, “I don’t just want Larry King Live, I want Larry King to live, damn it.” Because Larry King has been through it all, and then some, and he should get through this too. There’s an update and it’s that he’s been moved out of the ICU.
A source close to Larry’s family tells NBC News that Larry was moved out of the ICU of the Los Angeles hospital where he’s been staying, but that source wouldn’t say where Larry has been since he was moved yesterday. He’s still in the hospital, and still being treated for COVID-19, which he reportedly believes he caught from a health care worker who visited him at home. Larry had heart surgery in 2019 to put a stent in, and a few weeks later he had a really awful stroke that put him in a coma. He nearly died then, and ever since he’s needed some help. Which would explain the health care worker who was making visits to his home.
One of Larry’s sons has also reportedly contracted the coronavirus, but it’s not known if he caught it from his dad or the health care worker or who. Larry’s family, including his three sons and estranged wife Shawn King, haven’t been able to visit Larry in the hospital.
I don’t know if being moved from the ICU is a good thing or a bad thing for Larry, but I don’t think there’s such a thing as the Wishy-Washy Care Unit, so he’s likely in a good place. Hopefully, a room with some elegantly oak-paneled walls and some bold oil paintings hung on the wall with Command strips. You know, to keep Larry comfortable and feeling at home.