Charles Krauthammer is a popular conservative author, political commentator and syndicated columnist. He is also a favorite on Fox News Special Report All-Star panel.
This past week, Krauthammer released a letter to his fans and supporters, several weeks after undergoing major surgery.
Bret Baier said Krauthammer sent him the letter to be shared with his viewers, as the panel continues to miss his sage voice each night.
Charles had a pre-planned surgery his doctors said he needed. He expected a speedy recovery but ran into some complications post-surgery.
Conservative commentator and frequent Fox News panelist Charles Krauthammer has provided an update on his condition following major surgery he underwent 12 weeks ago.
On Tuesday, Fox News host Bret Baier shared with his viewers a note written by Krauthammer thanking his fans for their concern.
“Thanks to all for your cards, letters and good wishes. I am still recovering from major surgery 12 weeks ago,” Krauthammer wrote.
“I have graduated from the ICU to an advanced rehab facility to regain my strength and stamina.”
Krauthammer added that it’s been “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,” Krauthammer concluded, referring to the movie star’s famous quote from “Terminator.”
“Fox News has been very quiet about Krauthammer’s condition, with just the leanest of details being allowed to trickle to the public,” ‘TheBlaze’ reported.
Krauthammer has always been very secretive about his private life.
However, in a 2013 Fox News special titled, “Charles Krauthammer: A Life That Matters,” the award-winning columnist talked about how he was permanently paralyzed in diving accident during his time at Harvard.
Krauthammer had to be hospitalized for 14 months.
He has used a wheelchair since the accident.
Krauthammer, though, is adamant about not needing any sympathy.
“I don’t like when they make a big thing about it,” Krauthammer told The Washington Post in 1984.
“And the worst thing is when they tell me how courageous I am.”
Krauthammer became permanently paralyzed below the waist after a diving accident while in his first year studying at Harvard Medical School.
Krauthammer was injured in a diving accident during his first year of medical school. He sustained injuries that left him paralyzed below the waist and required him to be hospitalized for 14 months. Krauthammer has used a wheelchair since the accident.
Krauthammer remained with his Harvard Medical School class during his hospitalization, graduating in 1975. From 1975 through 1978 Krauthammer was a resident in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, serving as chief resident his final year.
During his time as chief resident he noted a variant of manic depression (bipolar disorder) that he identified and named “Secondary Mania”. Krauthammer published his findings in the Archives of General Psychiatry. He also coauthored a path-finding study on the epidemiology of mania.
In 1978, Krauthammer moved to Washington, D.C. to direct planning in psychiatric research under the Carter administration. He began contributing articles about politics to The New Republic and, in 1980, served as a speech writer to Vice President Walter Mondale. Charles Krauthammer contributed to the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, currently referred to as the DSM-5.
In January 1981, Krauthammer joined The New Republic as both a writer and editor.In 1983, he began writing essays for Time magazine, one of which first brought him national acclaim for his development of the “Reagan Doctrine“.
In 1984, Krauthammer was board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His New Republic essays won the “National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism”. The weekly column Krauthammer began writing for The Washington Post in 1985 won him the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1987.
In 1990, Krauthammer became a panelist for the weekly PBS political roundtable Inside Washington, remaining with the show until it ceased production in December 2013. For the last decade, he has been a political analyst and commentator for Fox News.
Some have called Krauthammer one of the most important conservative columnist. In 2011, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough called him “without a doubt the most powerful force in American conservatism”.
In 2013, Krauthammer published Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics, an immediate bestseller that remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 38 weeks, 10 weeks in a row at number one.
At Fox News, certainly Charles Krauthammer is one in the minds of many viewers and our prayers and wishes of a speedy recovery are with him.