Larry King was in a coma after a suffering a “slight stroke” earlier this year (2019).
The broadcaster revealed his health scare in a recent interview with the New York Post’s gossip column Page Six, where he revealed that his life-threatening illness went largely under the radar.
“I had what they call a slight stroke in March,” he said. “They thought I was going to die… They told my two boys to come home. It was really touch-and-go.”
Speaking with U.S. TV show Extra, the star shared further details on his medical condition, insisting that although he isn’t yet back to full health, he’s well on the way.
“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,” he said. “I was in a coma and that lasted a couple (of) weeks.”
King proudly added, “My head doctor said I have an incomparable spirit.”
The star added, that while he is still relying on a walker to get around, he’s hoping to be on his feet unaided by Christmas.