If you watch Fox News, there’s no way you haven’t seen Charles Krauthammer. He’s a contributor with an inspiring story. However, he has been noticeably absent on TV recently. So, where is Charles Krauthammer? The political commentator is reportedly recovering from surgery.

Fox News contributor, Charles Krauthammer, has been drawing viewers for his valuable insight for so long, we can’t imagine  the network without him. He’s an inspiring expert who hasn’t let his disability stop him. But, his absence recently is prompting many to ask many questions. There are even Charles Krauthammer death rumors circulating the Internet.

Krauthammer reached out to fans through Fox News anchor, Bret Baier. He is currently on time off recovering from surgery. But, what surgery did Charles Krauthammer have? Keep reading to know about Charles Krauthammer health update.



Bret Baier Informs Fans

Fox News viewers have been missing Krauthammer on the panel of Special Report with Bret Baier for a while now. Fans have been wondering about his health since he hasn’t been seen on the panel for over a month.

Krauthammer ended our speculations about his absence by releasing a letter to fans. Bret Baier informed viewers that the columnist is recovering from a major surgery.

Krauthammer’s letter read, “Thanks to all of you for your cards, letters and good wishes. I am still recovering from major surgery 12 weeks ago. I have graduated from the [Intensive Care Unit] to an advanced rehab facility to regain my strength and stamina.”



The circumstances of the surgery have been kept under wraps, and it’s not known why he had to undergo the procedure. But Baier first disclosed the reason for the contributor not joining them on the panel on an episode of Special Report in October.

“Before we leave, one quick update,” said Baier. “Hundreds of you, literally hundreds have emailed, tweeted, or posted questions to me about the status of our colleague, Charles Krauthammer.”

Baier went on to explain, “Charles had a pre-planned surgery his doctors said he needed. He expected a speedy recovery but ran into some complications post-surgery. He is still in the hospital, making slow steady progress and recovery.”


The anchor added that he was in touch with his colleague’s wife, Robyn Krauthammer, and conveyed all the fans’ thoughts and prayers. Baier said that Krauthammer was eager to return to the panel as soon as possible.

“I’ll Be Back”

Last month, Baier said that Krauthammer would need a few more weeks before he could get back to work. His letter was the first time that fans have heard from Krauthammer in a while.

Some fans wonder if he needed medical attention because of his disability. Krauthammer had a diving accident during his first year at Harvard Medical School that left him paralyzed from the waist down. His condition didn’t stop him from becoming one of the most influential political commentators today.

It’s not known if Charles Krauthammer’s surgery has any connection to his condition. Nonetheless, he’s slowly regaining his health.

“It’s a longer road than anticipated but the support of family friends and kindly viewers continue to sustain me,” Krauthammer also said in his letter.

Charles Krauthammer concluded the note with a promise to return soon and said, “In the immortal words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, ‘I’ll be back.’”

You know he’s serious if he quotes “The Governator.”

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