Legendary TV host and interviewer Larry King has revealed that he suffered from a "slight stroke" earlier this year. The 86-year-old King spoke to Page Six about the health scare, and although it almost took his life he insists he's on the mend and as happy as ever.
"I had what they call a slight stroke in March," King revealed. "Everything is back to normal, except my left foot. I can’t walk on my left foot, so I’m walking with a walker. It’s making me feel old. But at least it helps me get around. Another thing I can’t stand is having people do things for me. I was always someone who did things for themselves."
He has been working with a physical therapist throughout the year, and that eventually he'll be able to walk again with a slight limp. "They thought I was going to die in March," he added. "They told my two boys to come home. It was really touch-and-go. I don't remember any of it, because I was out during the whole time. I had a sepsis infection, I had a new stent put on the heart. It’s been amazing—everyone tells me they can’t believe I made it through."
King also said he's already back to work on his shows Larry King Now and Politicking with Larry King. "Being in [a] wheel chair doesn’t affect you, hosting a show," he continued. "I'm proud to be able to do that."
In April, it was reported that King had been hospitalized after suffering from a heart attack. He went into cardiac arrest and was taken to a nearby hospital. His production company, however, disputed those reports.