Charles Krauthammer hopes to eventually return to TV. After months of speculation, he revealed that he’s recovering from surgery, albeit slowly.
The popular conservative columnist hasn’t appeared on air or updated his public social media accounts since last August. Fox News host Bret Baier eventually revealed that Krauthammer was recovering from surgery complications after viewers bombarded him with questions the columnist’s status.
On Tuesday Baier aired a brief update from Krauthammer.
“Things are progressing steadily slower than I would like, but steadily,” Krauthammer said.
“Still I wish I could give you — and myself — a better idea of when this marathon ends. I am sure it is strange for your viewers that a regular panelist should disappear for months without warning and without any real explanation.”
Krauthammer, 67, became paralyzed after a college diving accident. He remained in school and obtained a degree in medicine before switching careers and becoming a writer.
“After my surgery, there were serious complications that took several months to stabilize… My improvement has finally allowed me to concentrate on intensive rehabilitation to recover my strength and stamina. This too is progressing well but as usual is intense and slow. Nonetheless, I am determined to make it back. I’ve got to — I can’t let you guys have all the fun.”
He hopes to return to Fox News as soon as his health recovers.
Last fall Baier revealed that Krauthammer had “ran into some complications” after a pre-planned surgery. Prior to becoming ill Krauthammer was a regular Fox News contributor. His absence was glaringly obvious to longtime viewers.
Baier admitted that one of the top questions viewers ask him is when will Krauthammer return.
“We continue to hope and pray for your speedy recovery. And until then, we’ll keep your spot warm right here,” the host said.
We wanted to update you all on the health of Dr. Charles @krauthammer —thank you for your emails, calls and social media posts. Charles is hoping to return soon. #SpecialReport pic.twitter.com/xZUmMhx1gE
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) February 21, 2018
(Source: Washington Examiner)