Larry King has revealed that he was diagnosed with stage 1 lung cancer and had successful surgery this summer.
“I didn’t have any pain, but when they took a chest X-ray the doctor said, ‘There’s a little cloud here,’” King, 83, told People magazine.
“They said I was lucky and smart to get annual chest X-rays because lung cancer doesn’t give you any signs until it’s in late stages,” he told the American publication. “And by then it’s too late.”
King is an American television and radio host who has conducted over 60,000 interviews over his career and has been recognized with awards including two Peabodys and 10 Cable ACE Awards.