Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer, a favorite among conservative viewers, has been missing in action in recent weeks, and he just broke his silence as to why.
In early October, Fox News anchor Bret Baier reported Krauthammer underwent “a pre-planned surgery his doctors said he needed.” The commentator, however, encountered some “complications” after surgery, Baier noted.
Now, Krauthammer is speaking out himself in a statement shared Tuesday by Baier, telling fans he’s “still recovering from major surgery 12 weeks ago”:
Thanks to all for your cards, letters and good wishes. I am still recovering from major surgery 12 weeks ago. I have graduated from the ICU to an advanced rehab facility to regain my strength and stamina.
It’s a longer road than anticipated, but the support of family, friends and kindly viewers continue to sustain me. In the immortal words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, “I’ll be back.”
Despite Krauthammer’s comments, the details of his surgery still remain under wraps. The 67-year-old conservative pundit has not tweeted since early August.
Krauthammer, a Pulitzer Prize winner and a successful psychologist, has been paralyzed since he was 22 years old, when he hit his head in a diving accident while he was in medical school.
He still completed his medical degree, and in 1978, he became a psychiatry researcher for then-President Jimmy Carter’s administration.