In a statement made to CNN on Thursday, King’s representative said that his client had been recently “diagnosed with stage 1 Adenocarcinoma, the most common type of lung cancer, through a routine chest examination.”
“He immediately underwent a successful surgery to remove the upper lobe and lymph node,” the rep said. “Larry returned to work two weeks later, having just celebrated his 60th year in broadcasting. He looks forward to working for another 60 years and thanks everyone for their well wishes!”
King went in further detail on his show. “Part of the checkup is a chest X-ray and that is the protocol,” King said. “I do it every year, it’s always normal. Then the doctor says, ‘I see a little spot here. Let’s do a CAT scan.'”
“They took it out,” he said. “It was malignant.”
The former CNN talk show host said he had no idea that anything was wrong.
“If I had not had the chest X-ray, it would have progressed,” he said.
“Get a chest X-ray,” King said. “It takes two seconds.”
Please pray for his continued remission.
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