Larry King hospitalised after testing positive for coronavirus

Larry King is battling the coronavirus in a Los Angeles hospital. The 87-year-old former host of CNN's Larry King Live, who is a cancer survivor and has heart disease, began his COVID-19 battle about 10 days ago, according to Roger Friedman's Hollywood 411 website, which first reported the news. A source close to Larry's family confirmed to ABC News on Saturday, Jan. 2, that the star was hospitalised with COVID-19, saying, "Larry has fought so many health issues in the last few years and he is fighting this one hard too, he's a champ." Hollywood 411 added that his estranged wife Shawn King and their two sons, Chance King and Cannon King are not allowed to visit him but are in constant contact with the hospital and the doctors treating the TV host. Hospitals across the country have implemented stricter limits on visitors amid a rapid rise in COVID-19 infections, which comes as vaccines are slowly being rolled out. Larry, who most recently hosted the digital series Larry King Now and PoliticKING with Larry King, had a particularly difficult 2020.