Larry King, 87, reportedly hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19

Larry King, 87, reportedly hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19

The 87-year old television legend has been treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center over the past week.

Mr King hosted CNN's Larry King Live for 25 years, retiring in 2010.

Mr King has had medical issues in recent decades, including heart attacks and diagnoses of diabetes and lung cancer.

King, 87, has faced several serious health issues, including numerous heart attacks and undergoing surgery for a quintuple bypass in 1987.

According to a report published on CNN, King has been hospitalised for more than a week. He also underwent a procedure in 2019 to address angina. During that time, he recorded 6,120 episodes and interviewed a truly wide range of people from preachers to psychics to world leaders.

But he could not stay off the airwaves for long. In the 1970s, the Brooklyn native hosted the radio program The Larry King Show.

Earlier this year, two of Larry's adult children passed away within just one month of each other. His son Andy, 65, and daughter Chaia, 52, died within three weeks of one another in 2020. He is also a holder of the Emmy and Peabody awards.

Legendary broadcasting star Larry King has been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to various reports.

Most recently, King hosted another programme, Larry King Now, on Hulu and RT, Russia's state broadcaster.

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