CULTURE US talk show host Larry King hospitalized with COVID-19: report

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US talk show host Larry King hospitalized with COVID-19: report

Xinhua

16:49, January 03, 2021

Larry King (File photo)

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.

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