Larry King Hospitalized After Chest Pain; Undergoes Angioplasty

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Currently, the radio and TV icon hosts 'Larry King Now,' which appears on Hulu and RT America.

Larry King was hospitalized after suffering from chest pain, according to a statement from Ora TV.

The 85-year-old radio and TV talk show icon was admitted to the hospital Thursday. King was suffering from chest pains but did not have a heart attack, nor did he go into cardiac arrest, despite other media reports, the statement said. 

King was already planning to undergo an angioplasty (blood flow surgery for the heart) before the chest pains. King's doctor successfully performed the angioplasty and inserted stents to reopen the previous bypass from 1987.

King remained under observation through the weekend and is scheduled to be released soon. A specific date was not given.

"Larry is in good spirits and thanks everyone for their concern," said the statement. 

Currently, King hosts Ora TV's Larry King Now (Hulu and RT America) and PoliticKING With Larry King.

He became a household name in the late 1970s with his all-night radio call-in show, The Larry King Show, which ran from 1978 to 1994.

He also hosted Larry King Live on CNN from 1985 to 2010.