Larry King, Jewish TV legend, hospitalized with COVID-19 - report

He was reportedly diagnosed with coronavirus 10 days ago.

Larry King (photo credit: REUTERS)
Larry King
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Jewish television legend and longtime host of Larry King Live on CNN Larry King, 87 years old, has been hospitalized with COVID-19 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for more than a week, according to multiple media reports.
King was reportedly diagnosed with the coronavirus 10 days ago, and has been in contact with sons, Cannon, 20, and Chance, 21, via his doctors.
Both children were from King’s marriage to Alene Atkins. They were married in 1961, divorced two years later, but remarried in 1967 and divorced again in 1971. He adopted Andy, Atkins’ son, in 1962.
This summer, King lost two of his children within weeks of each other. Andy King died of a heart attack in late July, at the age of 65. Chaia King, 51, died last week of lung cancer, shortly after it was diagnosed.
The two were not permitted to visit their father due to coronavirus protocols, according to entertainment journalist Roger Friedman's blog, Showbiz 411. The television icon married their mother, Shawn King, after seven previous marriages.
King married for the first time in 1952 and has been married eight times altogether to seven women, since he married and divorced Atkins twice.
King had previously faced several health issues, including lung and prostate cancer, type 2 diabetes, including several heart attacks and quintuple bypass surgery in 1987.
King hosted CNN's "Larry King Live" for 25 years, interviewing presidential candidates, celebrities, athletes, movie stars and everyday people, CNN recalled, adding that he retired in 2010 after taping more than 6,000 episodes of the show.
But in 2012, he came back to the media world and became the host of "Larry King Now," a thrice-weekly show on Ora TV, an on-demand digital network he co-founded with Mexican telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim, according to Forbes.