Larry King lands in the hospital due to COVID-19
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Larry King has been hospitalized with coronavirus. The 87-year-old TV star has been at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for more than a week.
According to CNN, his children have been unable to visit him due to the pandemic.
King, who has suffered a series of medical issues over the years, including several heart attacks and is a Type 2 diabetic, was diagnosed with coronavirus in December.
The TV icon, who hosted Larry King Live for more than 25 years, spent his 87th birthday in November in a hospital with a blood-flow issue, after suffering personal tragedy earlier in 2020.
King’s 65-year-old son, Andy, died in July from a heart attack and his 51-year-old daughter, Chaia, died in August following a battle with lung cancer.
The veteran TV star previously discussed their deaths in a heartfelt Facebook post, admitting it felt “out of order”.
He said: “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, who is also father to Cannon, 20, Chance, 21, and Larry Jr, 59, admitted he needed “a little time and privacy to heal”.
He wrote: “Andy passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on July 28th, and Chaia passed on August 20th, only a short time after having been diagnosed with lung cancer.
“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. At this moment, we need a little time and privacy to heal. I thank you for respecting that.”