Cable hack acknowledges he has a 47-year-old son, but his life was in a swirl way back when so he didn't bother with the kid. What a guy.
LARRY King is going public with the news that he has a son -- Larry King Jr., no less -- he didn't acknowledge for 33 years.He was probably too busy running from creditors and swindling people.
The son -- from a brief, previous marriage to Annette Kaye -- appeared for the first time with King on "Larry King Live" this week.
"I knew there was a Larry King Jr. out there, I'd heard that, but I didn't know he was mine. The marriage was very short and she told me if it's a boy, I'm gonna name him Larry King Jr.," King, 75, told The Post yesterday. "Then I never heard again."
Larry Jr. was born in November 1961.
Why had he never sought out the son? "My life was in a swirl then. I had other children," he explained, alluding to son Andy and daughter Chaia. "I know there was a doubt in my mind that I had a son."
Meanwhile, King was caught again in yet another lie.
King, who's been married eight times to seven women, also got caught yesterday in a factual discrepancy in his book about winning $8,000 on a horse when he was down on his luck.Fake, but accurate.
He claimed the horse was named Lady Forli and that he saved himself from financial disaster with a timely winning bet at Calder racetrack in 1971.
Turns out Lady Forli wasn't foaled until 1972.
Blame it on memory, King says.
"I think 1971-72 was right, but the essence of the story, of course, is totally correct," he said.