Larry King hospitalized for serious chest pain, did not suffer heart attack (updated)

Larry King was hospitalized last week after suffering angina, or chest pain, and underwent an angioplasty, but did not suffer a heart attack or go into cardiac arrest, contrary to previous reports.

In a statement released by King's production studio, Ora TV, on Monday afternoon, it was confirmed that King is currently still hospitalized, but any questions surrounding his health issues were cleared up.

"On the morning of Thursday, April 23, Larry King was scheduled for an angioplasty. Before his scheduled procedure, he experienced angina and went to the hospital early to be examined," the statement read. "His doctor successfully performed the angioplasty and inserted stents to reopen the previous bypass from 1987. He has been recuperating in the hospital and is scheduled to be released soon."

"His doctors expect him to make a full recovery," the statement continued. "To be clear, and contrary to published reports, his doctors say he did not have a heart attack and he did not go into cardiac arrest."

"Larry is in good spirits and thanks everyone for their concern," the statement finished. "He's expected to be back to work on his shows, 'Larry King Now' and "PoliticKING and Larry King' soon."

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Washington, DC. 3-16-1993 Larry King of CNN arrives at the Radio and TV Correspondents DInner held at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Larry King is an American television and radio host, actor, voice artist, and comedian whose work has been recognized with awards including two Peabodys and 10 Cable ACE Awards. He began as a local Florida journalist and radio interviewer in the 1950s and 1960s and became prominent as an all-night national radio broadcaster starting in 1978. From 1985 to 2010, he ho (Photo by Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images)
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Actress Angie Dickinson and television personality Larry King attend ACE Awards Luncheon on January 19, 1987 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Television Personality Larry King and actress Angie Dickinson attend ACE Awards Luncheon on January 20, 1987 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Larry King during The 8th Annual Cable ACE Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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Larry King during Partners In Progress Leukemia Society Benefit at J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C., United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Larry King during 10th Annual Cable ACE Awards at Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - 1990: CNN talk show host Larry King poses in his hotel room during a 1990 Beverly Hills, California photo portrait session. King's one hour TV show is viewed by millions throughout the world. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
Circa 1990, American talk show host Larry King with his sixth wife, Julie Alexander. They divorced in 1992. (Photo by Darlene Hammond/Getty Images)
Ross Perot (R) joins Larry King (L) in his first live one-on-one television interview 17 July since quitting the presidential race. It was on CNN's Larry King Show that Perot first announced he'd run for president if volunteers put his name on the ballot. (Photo credit should read MARIA BASTONE/AFP/Getty Images)
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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JANUARY 16: Talk show host Larry King and actress Jane Fonda attend the 'Katharine Hepburn: All About Me' Universal City Premiere on January 16, 1993 a the Alfred Hitchcock Theatre, Universal Studios in Universal City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 7: Actor Marlon Brando plants one on talk show host Larry King during the taping of 'The Larry King Show' taped at Brando's house in Coldwater Canyon on October 7, 1994, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joan Adlen/Getty Images)
Larry King during 15th Annual Cable ACE Awards at Pantages Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 18: Actress Jane Fonda, businessman Ted Turner, talk show host Larry King and guest attend the American Oceans Campaign's First Annual Partners Award Salute to Ted Turner on April 18, 1994 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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TMZ had previously reported that the talk show host, 85, suffered a heart attack last Thursday at his home.

The former CNN personality previously suffered heart attacks on two occasions, including one over 30 years ago in 1987. TMZ reports that the he'd been experiencing breathing problems for the past six months, but he hadn't been formally diagnosed with any conditions.

King last appeared at a public event in February.

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