Larry King, TV talk show veteran, coronavirus hospitalized-reports


Since contracting the coronavirus, the 87-year-old is currently being treated at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
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According to numerous U.S. sources, veteran talk show host Larry King, 87, is being treated for coronavirus at a Los Angeles hospital. “Larry has battled so many health issues over the years and he’s battling this one too, he’s a champ,” said ABC News, quoting a source close to the family, after the story was first reported in a showbiz column.

CNN confirmed that he had been in the hospital for a week. At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, King is thought to be in isolation. He announced in 2017 that he was being treated for lung cancer.

He had an angioplasty and suffered a stroke in 2019. In 1987, he survived a major heart attack. Larry King:’ The secret to my success? King, who began at a Miami radio station, rose to become the highest-rated and highest-paid cable news anchor. He hosted Larry King Live on CNN for 25 years, which at its height attracted 1.5 million viewers a night. In 2010, when he was replaced by British journalist Piers Morgan, he left CNN and proceeded to report on a network he co-founded with Carlos Slim, a Mexican billionaire. In 2013, the Russian state broadcaster RT (formerly Russia Today) took over the shows King had been doing, a talk show and a political show. King interviewed a number of celebrities and political leaders in his six-decade career, including Nelson Mandela, Yasser Arafat, every U.S. president from Nixon to Trump. In July, his son Andy died of a heart attack and in August, his daughter Chaia died of lung cancer.


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