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…