Updated Jan 3, 2021 - Politics & Policy
Reports: Larry King hospitalized with coronavirus
TV great Larry King has been hospitalized with COVID-19 in Los Angeles, per multiple reports.
Details: The 87-year-old talk show host, who has Type 2 diabetes, has been treated at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center for over a week, CNN reports.
- "Larry has fought so many health issues in the last few years and he is fighting this one hard too, he's a champ," a source close to the family told ABC News.
The big picture: King has won multiple awards over a career spanning 6o years, 25 of which he hosted CNN's "Larry King Live."
- King has previously had several heart attacks, undergoing quintuple bypass surgery in 1987. He announced in 2017 he had lung cancer, and he overcame a stroke that left him in a coma in 2019.
- In 2020, two of his adult children died weeks apart — his son Andy from a heart attack and daughter Chaia of lung cancer.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.