A source close to the family said, Radio journalist Larry King was transferred on Sunday from the intensive care unit of a Los Angeles hospital, where he is still receiving treatment for Covid-19.
The source said that King, 87, has been in hospital for about 10 days, and that King is believed to have contracted the virus from a health care worker who went to his home.
The source said that one of his sons has also contracted Covid-19.
King, known for his untiring work ethic, retired from CNN in 2010 after 25 years hosting the „Larry King Live“ interview, only to return to broadcasting.In 2012 with „Larry King Now“ On the free streaming service Ora TV.
In 2019, he is Tell The TV „Extra“ said that he had a stroke that put him in a coma for „two weeks“. Aura TV also reported that King had a heart attack. He told eXtra, „It was a difficult year.“
“I don’t remember anything since March,” he said. „I had a stroke in March.“
The following year, his son Andy King, 65, died of a heart attack, and his daughter Chaya King, 51, died after a battle with lung cancer. He married eight times and has three children.
King may be the award-winning American interlocutor, having faced world leaders, Hollywood royalty and sports stars in his career with questions and answers. The Brooklyn-born journalist got his start as a radio DJ in the 1950s before moving to talk radio in the 1970s.
King has become such a television icon that he has been impersonated on „Saturday Night Live“ multiple times, including by Kevin Nylon In the nineties and Fred Armison In 2010.
In August, King helped launch an online educational platform, Royal Age, aimed at senior Americans. It was revealed ahead of schedule to provide people ages 60 and over with information on the epidemic, according to a statement.
„From my personal quarantine, I understand how important the need for the elderly in America to have a reliable and safe online platform,“ King said in the statement.
In the 2019 EXTRA interview, King said he is a survivor: “My lead doctor said I have an incomparable spirit.”
„Popkultūros geekas. Ekstremalus zombių nindzė. Profesionalus rašytojas. Internetas.“