Larry King got a dreaded diagnosis of lung cancer over the summer — but he's breathing easier after a successful surgery, he told the Daily News.
The Brooklyn-born broadcasting legend said his doctor noticed a “very small” spot on his lungs thanks to a routine chest X-ray, and a July 17 surgery confirmed it was Stage 1 malignant.
“For me it was lucky. They took it out. Now I have to get chest X-rays every six months," King told The News. “I feel like I had cancer for a minute.”
King said he went public with his health scare to warn others. He had "no clue" he was in trouble, until the X-ray.
King, 83, was a heavy smoker leading up to his heart attack in February 1987. He even smoked in the shower.
“I would keep it on the soap dish so it wouldn’t get too wet,” he recalled.
“They said even 30 years later, (the cancer) was still related to the smoking,” King told The News.
The Emmy winner said he’s feeling good and already back to work, hosting his web-based shows “Larry King Now” and “Politicking with Larry King.”
Thank you everyone for the well wishes.The Drs at Cedars were great & removed the cancer immediately. Im as healthy as can be & back at work pic.twitter.com/80BsmdYgPW— Larry King (@kingsthings) September 13, 2017
“I’ve been working. I just left work,” he said Wednesday. “I'm still watching my weight, keeping it down, going on walks and watching my kids grow up.”
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