Broadcast journalist Larry King was moved from the ICU to a Los Angeles hospital on Sunday, where he is being treated at Covid-19, a source close to the family said.
The source said King, 87, had been in the hospital for about 10 days, and King believed he had contracted the virus from a health care worker on his way home.
One of his sons has also signed a contract for Kovid-19, the source said.
King, known for his tireless work policy, retired from CNN in 2010 after 25 years of hosting the interview show “Larry King Live”, only to return to broadcasting with “Larry King Now” on the free streaming service Aura TV in 2012.
In 2019, he told television’s “Extra” that he had a stroke that put him in a coma for “a few weeks.” Aura TV also reported that King had a heart attack. “It’s been a rough year,” he said.
“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 Chaiya King, 51, died after a battle with lung cancer. King also has three other children after being married eight times.
King is perhaps the American interview winner, who has faced world leaders, Hollywood royalties and sports stars in his question and career. The Brooklyn-born journalist started out as a radio DJ in the 1950s before moving on to Syndicate Talk radio in the 1970s.
King has become a television icon who has appeared on “Saturday Night Live” several times, including Kevin Nylon in the 1990s and Fred Armison in the 2010s.
In August, King helped launch the education online learning platform, Royal Edge, aimed at American seniors. It was unveiled ahead of schedule to provide information on the epidemic to people over the age of 60, a statement said.
“From my own personal exposure, I can understand the great need for senior citizens in the United States to have their own reliable and secure platform,” King said in a statement.
In the 2019 “Special” interview. King said he survived: “My chief doctor said I have an incomparable spirit.”