Anderson Cooper is returning to the air tonight after undergoing an emergency appendectomy over the weekend.
The CNN newser had stomach pains starting last Tuesday when he was in Ferguson covering the protests. He traveled to France for Thanksgiving and the stomach pains got worse while overseas, but Cooper thought it was simply food poisoning. When Cooper landed back in NYC, his doctor told him over the phone that the symptoms appeared to be appendicitis. He immediately went to the doctor’s office and landed in the Emergency Room after a quick exam.
Cooper had successful surgery on Sunday and stayed overnight at New York hospital. He was sent home on Monday. Following a speedy recovery, Cooper will be back on AC360 tonight.
“I am very thankful for the efforts of my doctor and the doctors and nurses at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center,” Cooper said.