Larry King had a health scare this summer

Larry has a message for everyone

Larry King revealed on Wednesday that he was diagnosed with stage 1 lung cancer and had successful surgery this summer.

The reason he went public is to tell people how important it is to get a chest X-ray. King is not 83 and said if he hadn’t gotten the X-ray they wouldn’t have caught the malignant tumour. Thankfully, Larry is fine.

“The reason I go public with it is to tell people, ‘Get a chest X-ray,’” the iconic broadcaster, 83, told “Extra” in a new interview. “If I had not had the chest X-ray, it would have progressed.”