Legendary broadcaster Larry King, 87, hospitalized with COVID-19

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Larry King attends the 45th International Emmy Awards at the New York Hilton on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa / Invision/AP)

The 87-year-old has reportedly been receiving treatment at a Los Angeles hospital for a week.

Legendary broadcaster Larry King was taken to a Los Angeles hospital due to complications stemming from COVID-19, according to US media reports.

Citing a source close to the family, CNN reports that the 87-year-old has been receiving treatment at Cedars Sinai Medical Center for more than a week.

King is currently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes but has also suffered a series of health ailments over the past few years including several heart attacks and a lung cancer diagnosis in 2017, which was successfully treated with surgery.

The legendary host is one of the most recognizable figures on US television, known for his signature rolled-up shirtsleeves, multi-colored ties, suspenders and big glasses.

His list of interviewees has ranged from every US president since 1974 to world leaders such as Vladimir Putin and many others, and celebrities Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando and Barbra Streisand.

King hosted CNN’s “Larry King Live” for 25 years and retired in 2010. He continued to do interviews on his own website and then, in 2012, began hosting “Larry King Now” on Ora TV, an on-demand digital network that he co-founded.

In 2013, he also began hosting a show called “Politicking with Larry King” on Ora TV.

(i24 News).

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