The 87-year-old former host of CNN’s Larry King Live, who is a cancer survivor and has heart disease, began his COVID-19 battle about 10 days ago, according to Roger Friedman‘s Hollywood 411 website, which first reported the news. A source close to Larry’s family confirmed to ABC News on Saturday, Jan. 2, that the star was hospitalized with COVID-19, saying, “Larry has fought so many health issues in the last few years and he is fighting this one hard too, he’s a champ.”
Hollywood 411 added that his estranged wife Shawn King and their two sons, Chance King, 21, and Cannon King, 20, are not allowed to visit him but are in constant contact with the hospital and the doctors treating the TV host.
Hospitals across the country have implemented stricter limits on visitors amid a rapid rise in COVID-19 infections, which comes as vaccines are slowly being rolled out.
Larry, who most recently hosted the digital series Larry King Now and PoliticKING with Larry King, had a particularly difficult 2020. In November, he spent his 87th birthday in a hospital with a blood-flow issue, Page Six reported. Over the summer, two of his five children died within weeks of each other—his adopted son Andy King, 65, suffered