Longtime television and radio host Larry King was hospitalized Saturday after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a source familiar with the matter. 

“Larry has fought so many health issues in the last few years and he is fighting this one hard too, he’s a champ,” the source close to the family told ABC

King, 87, has suffered from medical complications in the past, including in 2017 when he revealed he had been treated for lung cancer and once suffering a major heart attack in 1987. King also suffered a stroke in 2019 and underwent an angioplasty in April of that year. 

He is hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and is in isolation while he receives treatment.

King hosted the “The Larry King Show” on the radio from 1978 to 1994. The show overlapped with his television show “Larry King Live” on CNN from 1985 to 2010.

The television host suffered tragedy last year after two of his children died just weeks apart. His son Andy died from a heart attack in July and his daughter, Chaia, died of lung cancer in August.

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