BREAKING: It was announced on Wednesday that media icon Larry King has been diagnosed with lung cancer.
Although he had “successful” surgery over the summer, the chances that an aggressive strain of the cancer will come back are high.
“The reason I go public with it is to tell people, ‘Get a chest X-ray,’” the iconic broadcaster said. “If I had not had the chest X-ray, it would have progressed.”
The results of his July surgery proved that the “spot” found in his X-ray was indeed malignant.
“On July 17, I had the surgery here at Cedars,” King said. “They took it out. It was malignant. They were going to take it out if it was malignant or benign. They tested it. They said, ‘You are fine.’ It was stage 1.”
Right now, King is doing alright.
“I feel good, I get my checkups, I stay healthy and I love working,” he said of his 60 years in the business. “I do, I do politicking, I still make speeches, I’m active.”
“I’ll die on the air probably,” he joked.
Still, realistically speaking, the chances are high that the cancer will come back in the next few years.