• Larry King has been hospitalized for over a week after contracting COVID-19, according to a source close to the family
  • King's family have not been able to see him due to hospital protocols, a report says
  • Celebrities and fans sent their love and support to King via Twitter, wishing him a speedy recovery

Larry King is being treated at a Los Angeles hospital as he battles COVID-19, a report says.

The veteran talk show host, 87, has been hospitalized at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for more than a week after testing positive for the coronavirus, an unnamed source "close to the family" told CNN. His three sons have not been able to visit him due to hospital protocols, according to the insider.

Celebrities, fans and his former colleagues immediately took to Twitter to wish King a speedy recovery.

"Wonder Woman" actress Lynda Carter wrote, "Thinking of my dear friend Larry King and rooting for him. PLEASE wear a mask and do your best to help stop the spread. We can protect one another if we all do our part here."

"Wishing Larry King a speedy recovery," George Takei tweeted.

"Larry King has survived a heart attack & all those divorces. He is one tough cookie. He will survive covid also," one fan tweeted with folded hands and red heart emojis.

"NO!!! Wishing Larry King a speedy recovery. The poor man has been through so much with the loss of his two adult children," another user commented.

King has Type 2 diabetes and has suffered from several medical issues over the years, including heart attacks and quintuple bypass surgery in 1987. In 2017, he was diagnosed with lung cancer and successfully underwent surgery for treatment. He underwent another procedure in 2019 to address angina.

In August, King lost two of his children within weeks of each other due to health issues. His son, Andy, 65, passed away on July 28, and his daughter, Chaia, 51, followed in a week after battling lung cancer.

The deaths of his children came when he was also battling his own serious health problems.

"It's been a rough year," King told People in February last year while discussing his health issues. "I don’t have any idea of what 2020 is going to be like. But I can still work and I can watch my kids grow up. I feel positive — and hopeful."

Larry King (pictured November 2019) is one of the most recognizable figures on US television
Larry King (pictured November 2019) is one of the most recognizable figures on US television GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Rodin Eckenroth