Larry King reveals lung cancer diagnosis

Lawrence Kim
September 14, 2017

"They took off 20 percent of the lung", he explains.

Larry King has been secretly fighting lung cancer this year.

"Then the doctor says, "I see a little spot here".

The Brooklyn-born broadcasting legend recently received the dreaded diagnosis and went for surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on July 17, he told "Extra". "I want people to make sure to get annual X-rays".

Luckily, the Larry King Now host's doctor caught it early. King admitted that all the cancer has been removed from his lung and that his recent chest X-ray shows no signs of any further issues at this time. After a CAT scan and PET scan he was told he has the beginning stages of lung cancer.

Today, Larry King is cancer free and returned to work just two weeks after his surgery. King said that he quit smoking almost 30 years ago, but the doctors said that the lung cancer likely stemmed from his previous years of smoking up to three packs a day. He said he had surgery in July. He noted that while he hasn't smoked a cigarette since his heart attack, his doctor said tobacco from his old habit was related to his lung cancer.

"Thirty years later, I said to the doctor, 'Is this connected with that?' Absolutely", he said. "I would like to do six months on Broadway", he revealed.

"I'll die on the air probably", he told the outlet, smiling.

King, who stopped smoking 30 years ago after his heart attack, battled prostate in the past. Now, the Larry King Now host is now feeling better than ever, and doesn't plan on slowing down anytime soon.

We like to think of Larry King as indestructible.

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