A source is giving an update on Larry King amid the legend’s battle with the coronavirus.
On Sunday, an insider close to King’s family told NBC News that the broadcast journalist was moved out of the ICU that day at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he is seeking treatment.
The source added that they believe the 87-year-old has been in the hospital for about 10 days, and that King believes he contracted the virus from a health care worker who went to his home.
The insider added that one of King’s sons has also reportedly contracted COVID-19.
Over the weekend, a source told CNN that the “Larry King Now” star was diagnosed with the virus.
Due to protocols preventing spread of the disease, King’s ex-wife Shawn King and their two sons together, Cannon and Chance King, are unable to visit the television host. (In August 2019, Larry filed for divorce from Shawn after nearly 22 years of marriage.)
“Larry has fought so many health issues in the last few years and he is fighting this one hard, too. He’s a champ,” an insider close to the King family told ABC News over the weekend.
In 2019, King told “Extra” that he had suffered a stroke that put him in a coma for “a couple weeks.”
King lost his son Andy, 65, to a heart attack and daughter Chaia, 51, to lung cancer in 2020.
“It is with sadness and a father’s broken heart that I confirm the recent loss of two of my children, Andy King, and Chaia King. Both of them were good and kind souls and they will be greatly missed,” King wrote on Facebook in August.
“Losing them feels so out of order. No parent should have to bury a child,” he continued. “My family and I thank you for your outpouring of kind sentiments and well wishes. In this moment, we need a little time and privacy to heal. I thank you for respecting that.”
King, who has been married eight times, is also father to son Larry King Jr. with ex-wife Annette Kaye.