Veteran broadcaster Larry King has tested positive for coronavirus and is being treated at a Los Angeles hospital, according to the US reports.
Sources loyal to his family told ABC News and his former employer CNN that he had been in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for over a week.
In a career lasting more than 60 years, King has a variety of awards, including two Peabody Awards and Emmy Awards.
He has experienced many health issues in recent years, including heart attacks.
Representatives for King, 87, did not officially comment on his hospitalisation, and the specifics of his medical condition remain unknown.
“Larry has fought so many health issues in the last few years and he is fighting this one hard too, he’s a champ,” a source told CNN.Details of his medical treatment was first published on 1 January by the Showbiz 411 Entertainment Outlet, which noted that he was being treated in isolation and was unable to accept family visits.
King came to fame in the 1970s with his radio programme The Larry King Show on the Mutual Broadcasting System commercial network.
He was then the moderator of Larry King Live on CNN between 1985 and 2010, hosting interviews with a host of celebrities, including politicians, players, celebrity personalities and conspiratorial theories.
He also penned a blog for the U.S. daily Today for more than 20 years.
Most recently, King presented another show, Larry King Now, on Hulu and RT, Russia’s state broadcaster.
During his service, the interviewer experienced numerous health issues, including asthma, angina, heart attacks and lung cancer.
Two of his five daughters both died within weeks of each other last year-one from a heart attack, the other from lung cancer.
In 1988, he founded the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, an organisation that helps support cardiac care for people of minimal financial resources or no medical insurance.