Former talk show host Larry King is hospitalized in Los Angeles with COVID-19
Legendary broadcaster Larry King is in a Los Angeles hospital with COVID-19, according to multiple media reports out today.
The 87-year-old, who became a household name as the host of CNN’s “Larry King Live” for decades after a successful run as host of radio’s “The Larry King Show” in the 1970s, is in isolation and is not permitted to have visits from his family, according to Showbiz411, which first reported the news.
King is being treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to ABC News.
King’s representatives did not immediately return requests for comment.
The Brooklyn native stepped down from his CNN show in 2012 but has continued to work since then, hosting “Larry King Now” from 2012-20 on Hulu and RT America. He also hosts the weekly “Politicking with Larry King” on those channels.
King has weathered numerous health problems, including a major heart attack in 1987, the removal of a cancerous tumor in 2017, an angioplasty in 2019, and a stroke in March 2019.
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