Larry King, 87, Has Been Hospitalized With Covid For Over A Week


Legendary talk show host Larry King, 87, has now been hospitalized for Covid-19 for more than a week, according to multiple reports, prompting worry over his condition given his advanced age and history of health problems.

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Larry King has been hospitalized for Covid, according to reports.

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Key Facts

King, who has Type 2 diabetes, has suffered multiple heart attacks over the years and battled at least two types of cancer, putting him in a very high risk group for Covid complications.

King is best known for the “Larry King Live” program, which ran on CNN from 1985-2010 and often featured high-profile guests, along with the “Larry King Show” on radio from 1978-1994.

His children have been unable to visit him because of Covid protocols, according to CNN.

King is currently at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Big Number 

6,120. That’s how many “Larry King Live” episodes aired on CNN during the 25-year run.


Numerous well wishes poured in for King on Twitter Saturday.

Key Background

Southern California, where King lives, has become one of the national hot spots for coronavirus cases. Across the U.S., hospitalizations and deaths have continued to reach new all-time highs. New cases have decreased slightly, which was expected due to delays caused by the holidays.

Further Reading

Larry King has been hospitalized with Covid-19 (CNN)

U.S. Breaks Daily Covid-19 Death Record—Again (Forbes)

U.S. Covid Stats May Be Unreliable For Weeks—Here’s Why (Forbes)

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