Larry King Battling COVID-19 in Los Angeles Hospital

LOS ANGELES - FEB 10: Larry King at the 14th Annual Heart Health Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on February 10, 2018 in Beverly Hills, CA. (Credit: Photo by Jean_Nelson/Deposit Photos)

Larry King is hospitalized in Los Angeles after contracting COVID-19, according to published reports on Saturday.

Roger Friedman’s Showbiz411 reported that 87-year-old King is being treated in isolation, and unable to have visitors, including his children and wife of 23 years, Shawn King. The broadcasting legend filed for divorce from Shawn — his seventh wife — in 2019 but apparently the two are still married.

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CNN confirmed that King is ill, and said he was admitted to Cedars Sinai Medical Center at least a week ago.

Over the years, he has battled a series of health problems, including a major heart attack and bypass surgery, lung cancer, Type 2 diabetes, and a stroke.

The Brooklyn native became a household name in the 1970s with the radio program The Larry King Show, which ran from 1978 to 1994. He joined CNN and hosted the popular nightly interview program, Larry King Live, from 1985 to 2010. In March 2012, he co-founded digital network Ora.TV with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, and began hosting Larry King Now.

King has previously said he has no intention of ever retiring from broadcasting.