Veteran US Talk show host Larry King hospitalized with COVID-19

Sunday, 03 Jan, 2021

Showbiz 411 first reported the news on January 1, noting that King is in isolation at the hospital and unable to receive visits from family.

King, 87, considered at high risk for the virus, he had numerous health issues that he experienced over the years, including several heart attacks, lung cancer and angina.

King, 87, has been hospitalized at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for more than a week, the source said.

ShowBiz411, who reported the news first, claims his wife, Shawn King, as well as their two sons together, Cannon and Chance, are not allowed to see him at this point.

King has overcome health problems over the year. In 2019 he had an angioplasty and suffered a stroke. King has also hosted a weekly show "Politicking with Larry King".

At the time of their passing, People reported Larry King announced the deaths of his children in a post written on Facebook.

The Brooklyn native gained fame for his call-in radio show in the 1970s and went on to host his legendary CNN talk show from 1985 to 2010.

He also wrote a column for the USA Today newspaper for over 20 years. According to The Daily Mail, King's son Andy King suddenly died due to a heart attack on July 28, 2020.