Larry King said he can’t believe he’s 80, given that when he was a kid, "nobody was 80." He made the comment in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
King, who turns 80 on Nov. 19, is currently hosting "Larry King Now" on Ora.tv, a digital platform. He previously hosted CNN’s "Larry King Live" from 1985 to 2010.
"I remember when my uncle visited once, he was 60, and I asked my brother: ‘Do you think he has sex? He’s 60, he can’t,’" he told THR. "I can’t believe I’m living in Beverly Hills with a young wife and two kids [and three grown kids]. I’ve got a nice car. I love my job. I’ve got a bagel store, and I have breakfast every morning with friends I grew up with. I’ve been in movies, I’ve written books — I don’t know how that all happened."
King said he has no regrets with his work, although he believes he would have become a stand-up comedian if he hadn’t gone into broadcasting.
"I did a comedy tour last year, and I love the whole ball of wax of comedy. Mel Brooks was the funniest person I ever met, but Don Rickles, Richard Pryor and George Carlin were, too. I’d be a combination of Mel Brooks and [Jerry] Seinfeld — a tummler and a storyteller," he said.
King has been married to Shawn King, 54, since 1997.