The 87-year-old has been in the care of Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for more than a week.
On Jan. 4, a spokesperson said Larry had received oxygen while in the intensive care unit. Thankfully, he is now breathing on his own, according to David Theall, a spokesperson for OraMedia, a production company formed by the broadcasting legend.
Larry was reportedly able to have a video call with his three sons after leaving intensive care. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, his family had been unable to visit him in the hospital, but have been closely following his condition.
Larry has previously battled a number of health issues, which put him at greater risk for COVID-19. He has Type 2 diabetes and has had heart disease issues for decades. The former CNN TV personality first had a heart attack and quintuple bypass surgery in 1987. More recently, he had an angioplasty in 2019 after experiencing angina.
In 2017, Larry revealed he had a cancerous tumour removed from one of his lungs when doctors were conducting routine X-rays on his chest to check his heart condition.
Two of Larry's children died just weeks apart in 2020. His son Andy passed away at age 65 from a heart attack and daughter Chaia died of lung cancer at the age of 52.
We wish Larry and his family all the best and hope he recovers quickly.