December 05, 2011 4:19pm PT by Andy Lewis
Larry King Shocks Guests With Cryogenics Revelation: 'I Wanna Be Frozen When I Die'
On Sunday night’s Larry King: Dinner With King special on CNN, Larry King made a surprising admission to his guests.
The former CNN talk show host announced that he when he dies, “I wanna be frozen, on the hope that they’ll find whatever I died of and they’ll bring me back.”
Dinner With King is one of the specials King has done for the network since giving up his daily talk show in December 2010. The show featured King hosting Conan O'Brien, Tyra Banks, Shaquille O'Neal, Seth MacFarlane, Jack Dorsey, Quincy Jones and Russell Brand at his house for a dinner prepared by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck.
After King announced his interest in being frozen, Family Guy creator MacFarlane asked if him if he “was a little obsessed with your own mortality, like I am?” King responded that his “biggest fear is death, because I don't think I'm going anywhere.”
O’Brien called King’s pronouncement “big news” to the Conan host. “You would like to be frozen? This is news to me.”
Finally, MacFarlane asked King if he wished to live forever. “Yeah, you bet your ass,” King said.
Other highlights of the show included Brand looking through the underwear drawer of King’s wife, Shawn; O’Neal admitting his mother is his best friend; and Banks arguing that she is very different in person from from what the viewer sees on America’s Next Top Model.
In an interview with CNN.com, King said he enjoyed doing the special, but the biggest problem was editing the two-hour dinner down to one hour for TV. He also said he is hoping to do a few dinner party specials each year.