Talk Show Host Larry King Hospitalized With COVID

Los Angeles’ ABC News affiliate reports:

A source close to the King family confirmed to ABC News on Saturday that famous television and radio host Larry King is currently hospitalized in Los Angeles for COVID-19.

The source, close to the family, told ABC News, “Larry has fought so many health issues in the last few years and he is fighting this one hard too, he’s a champ.” He is hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

The Hollywood Reporter reports:

The report indicated that the longtime television host, 87, is in isolation and unable to receive visits from his wife of 23 years, Shawn King — to whom a divorce was initiated in 2019 — or other family members.

In 2019, King was hospitalized for chest pain and underwent blood flow surgery. In the past, he has survived a heart attack and a stroke.