Syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer says his cancer has returned; reaction from Chris Wallace, anchor of ‘Fox News Sunday,’ and Juan Williams, Fox News political analyst.
“This is the final verdict. My fight is over.”
Charles Krauthammer — a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and a nightly panelist on Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier — stopped writing his column and stopped participating as a commentator on Fox News to battle cancer in his abdomen.
Krauthammer had a malignant tumor removed from his abdomen in August 2017, and recently thought he was on the road to recovery and return to work. Less than a month ago he learned that the cancer had returned and was aggressive and spreading rapidly.
Letter from Charles Krauthammer …
I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but I’m afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me.
In August of last year, I underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in my abdomen. That operation was thought to have been a success, but it caused a cascade of secondary complications – which I have been fighting in hospital ever since. It was a long and hard fight with many setbacks, but I was steadily, if slowly, overcoming each obstacle along the way and gradually making my way back to health.
However, recent tests have revealed that the cancer has returned. There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly. My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over.
I wish to thank my doctors and caregivers, whose efforts have been magnificent. My dear friends, who have given me a lifetime of memories and whose support has sustained me through these difficult months. And all of my partners at The Washington Post, Fox News, and Crown Publishing.
Lastly, I thank my colleagues, my readers, and my viewers, who have made my career possible and given consequence to my life’s work. I believe that the pursuit of truth and right ideas through honest debate and rigorous argument is a noble undertaking. I am grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nation’s destiny.
I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life – full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended.
Charles Krauthammer, June 8, 2018
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"I'm just really happy that he has put this out so that he can see how much the world loves him and how much he changed the world."
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 8, 2018
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 9, 2018
Beautiful tribute to Charles Krauthammer by the Washington Post editorial board: https://t.co/gODk8qDyVs
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) June 8, 2018
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
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) November 14, 2017
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