Larry King hospitalised with COVID-19

Talk show host Larry King has been hospitalised with the coronavirus.

Larry King attends the 45th International Emmy Awards at the New York Hilton, in New York in November 2017. (Photo: Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

Reports are that King has been undergoing treatment at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California for over a week.

The 87-year-old’s family has not been able to visit due to the hospital’s protocols, states an AP report.

He is renowned for his interviews with celebrities and other newsmakers over a half century career that included a 25-year stint at CNN hosting a nightly talk show.

King has had several health issues in recent decades, including heart attacks and lung cancer and diabetes diagnoses.