CNN host John King revealed live on air that he has multiple sclerosis while urging Americans to get their COVID vaccines to protect immunocompromised people like him.
'I'm going to share a secret I have never spoken before,' King, 58, said in a segment of Inside Politics on Tuesday. 'I am immunocompromised. I have multiple sclerosis.
'So I am grateful you are all vaccinated,' he said in a panel discussion on former Secretary of State Colin Powell's passing from COVID-19 on Tuesday at the age of 84.
'I am grateful my employer says all of these amazing people who work on the floor, who came in here in the last 18 months when we are doing this, are vaccinated now that we have vaccines,' King said.
'I worry about bringing it home to my 10-year-old son who can't get a vaccine,' King continued, noting: 'I don't like the government telling me what to do. I don't like my boss telling me what to do.
'In this case it's important.' Children under 12 are not yet eligible to receive COVID shots, although Pfizer's shot is widely expected to be approved for youngsters aged between five and 11 years-old.
CNN host John King on Tuesday revealed on air that he has multiple sclerosis and is immunocompromised as a result
He said he is grateful for vaccine mandates and urged all eligible Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus to protect those who are immunocompromised
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The comments came amid a panel discussion on FOX News's coverage of former Secretary of State Colin Powell's death, with a chyron that read: 'Right wing media use Colin Powell's death to question vaccines when unvaccinated face 11x higher risk of dying from COVID.'
Powell died early Monday from complications of the coronavirus, despite being