LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- Larry King, a talk show host and former CNN interviewer, was diagnosed with COVID-19, according to CNN.
Saturday's report cited sources close to the family, saying the 87-year-old King had been undergoing intensive treatment for over a week at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Reportedly, strict COVID-19 protocols at Cedars-Sinai had prevented King's three sons from visiting him. But they are in constant contact with the hospital and doctors.
Besides Type 2 diabetes, King has also faced some other medical issues over the years, such as heart attacks, angina and lung cancer.
King hosted CNN's "Larry King Live" for over two and a half decades and retired in 2010 after clocking in at more than 6,000 episodes.
In 2012, Forbes reported that King and Carlos Slim, Mexican telecommunications billionaire, co-founded Ora TV, with King hosting the channel's flagship, Larry King Now.