Veteran TV host Larry King has been hospitalised in Los Angeles for COVID-19, according to CNN and Roger Friedman’s ‘Showbiz411’ report.
As reported by People Magazine, the 87-year-old host has been ill for 10 days and remains in isolation, reported the outlet which also stated that King cannot be visited by ex-wife Shawn King – whom he filed for divorce from in 2019 — or their two sons, Cannon and Chance King.
“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 King family told ABC News. As reported by People Magazine, in May 2019, King suffered a near-fatal stroke just weeks after he had heart surgery to place a stent. He survived a heart attack in 1987 as well as prostate and lung cancer.
Then in 2020, King lost two of his children: 65-year-old Andy to a heart attack and 51-year-old Chaia to lung cancer. The pair died within 23 days of one another.”It is with sadness and a father’s broken heart that I confirm the recent loss of two of my children, Andy King, and Chaia King. Both of them were good and kind souls and they will be greatly missed,” King wrote on Facebook in August.
He continued, “Losing them feels so out of order. No parent should have to bury a child. My family and I thank you for your outpouring of kind sentiments and well wishes. In this moment, we need a little time and privacy to heal. I thank you for respecting that.”