87 years old talk show host veteran and former CNN presenter, Larry King, has been hospitalized after contracting Covid-19.
King has been in hospital at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for more than a week, and is in intensive care diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, according to a statement released by his family.
The family also said he has also battled several heart attacks over the years and had quintuple bypass surgery in 1987.
In 2017, the broadcast icon revealed he had been diagnosed with lung cancer and successfully underwent surgery to treat it while in 2019 he had surgery to treat angina.
The octogenarian hosted CNN’s “Larry King Live” for 25 years, interviewing presidential candidates, celebrities, athletes, movie stars and everyday people. He gained celebrity status worldwide from these interviews.
He retired in 2010 while losing two of his children last year within weeks of each other.
His son, Andy King, 65, passed away of a heart attack in late July, followed by his daughter Chaia King, 52, who died in August shortly after being diagnosed with lung cancer.