Larry King hospitalized with Covid as ailing 87-year-old talk show legend's family 'rushes to his side'

Larry King hospitalized with Covid as ailing 87-year-old talk show legend's family 'rushes to his side'

01/02/2021

TALK show legend Larry King is reportedly in the hospital with Covid-19.

The 87-year-old CNN interviewer is currently battling the coronavirus in the hospital, with his estranged wife, Shawn, and two sons, Chance and Cannon, unable to visit him due to Covid-19 protocols.

King, a broadcast icon known for his long-running CNN interview show, has had numerous health scares in the past.

He's had a heart attack, prostate and lung cancer, and Type Two diabetes, and most recently suffered a stroke this year.

In 2020, King has lost two of his adult children, including Andy, 65, whom he adopted and his daughter Chaia, 52.

Andy died on July 28 of this year from what the family said was a heart attack, and his daughter Chaia died on August 19 after succumbing to lung cancer.

The interview star expressed sorrow at his children's passing this summer, calling the situation a double tragedy.

"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," he wrote in August.

"Losing them feels so out of order. No parent should have to bury a child," he continued.

"My family and I thank you for your outpouring of kind sentiments and well wishes," King added. "In this moment, we need a little time and privacy to heal. I thank you for respecting that."

King and his wife of 23 years, Shawn, although technically still legally married, are in the process of divorce. They are said to be on good terms.

In August 2019, King filed for divorce from Shawn just five months after he suffered a stroke.

He has his two sons Cannon, 20, and Chance, 21, with Shawn King, and has an older son, Larry Jr, 58, from a brief marriage to Annette Kaye.

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