NEW YORK — Veteran broadcaster Larry King says he battled lung cancer this summer but appears to have the disease at bay.
The former CNN host, who is 83, told Us Weekly that a spot on his lung was noticed this summer during a routine check-up. He said he had surgery in July. The tumor was malignant but King said it was found at such an early stage that his doctor told him he was lucky.
King has had health issues in the past, including a heart attack and prostate cancer. He was a smoker but gave it up after his heart attack in the 1980s.
King keeps working. He told the magazine that his secret wish is to do six months on Broadway, telling stories and taking audience questions.
Sept. 19: “Inside the Actor’s Studio” host James Lipton is 91. Actress Rosemary Harris is 90. Actor David McCallum is 84. Singer Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers is 77. Singer Sylvia Tyson of Ian and Sylvia is 77. Singer-songwriter Paul Williams is 77. Singer Freda Payne is 75. Singer David Bromberg is 72. Actor Randolph Mantooth (”Emergency”) is 72. Guitarist Lol Creme of 10cc is 70. Actor Jeremy Irons is 69. Actress-model Twiggy Lawson is 68. TV personality Joan Lunden is 67. Guitarist-producer Nile Rodgers of Chic is 65. Director Kevin Hooks is 59. Actress Carolyn McCormick (”Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”) is 58. Comedian Cheri Oteri (”Saturday Night Live”) is 55. Country singer Jeff Bates is 54. Country singer Trisha Yearwood is 53. News anchor Soledad O’Brien is 51. Singer Esperonza Griffin (Society of Soul) is 48. Celebrity chef Michael Symon is 48. Singer A. Jay Popoff of Lit is 44. Comedian-talk-show host Jimmy Fallon is 43. Actress-TV host Alison Sweeney (”Days of Our Lives,” ‘’The Biggest Loser”) is 41. Singers Tegan and Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara are 37. Actor Columbus Short (”Scandal”) is 35. Rapper Eamon is 34.
Showers likely. A chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds around 5 mph, becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent. TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the upper 50s. West winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Partly sunny with a chance of showers. Highs in the upper 70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. East winds around 5 mph.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s.
Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows around 60.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. MONDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. TUESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.