The news channel reported on Saturday that former CNN talk show host Larry King has been hospitalized for more than a week with COVID-19.
Citing an unnamed person close to the family, CNN said the 87-year-old King is undergoing treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Hospital protocol prohibits members of Larry King’s family from visiting him.
The Peabody Award-winning broadcaster was among America’s foremost interviewers, presidents, and other newspaper headlines during her half-century career, including 25 years with the nightly show on CNN.
He has paid attention to medical issues in recent decades, including heart attacks and the diagnosis of diabetes and lung cancer.
Last year, Larry King lost two of their five children within weeks of each other. Son Andy King died of a heart attack in August at the age of 65, and daughter Chia King died of lung cancer at age 51 in July, Larry King then said in a statement.