Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and longtime Fox News political contributor Charles Krauthammer, who has been sidelined from the network for nearly a year due to health ailments, revealed in a letter released by the network today he’s losing his battle with cancer. He writes that he has “only a few weeks to live.”
Krauthammer, 68, has been a mainstay on Fox News’s Special Report with Bret Baier. But he has been battling an abdominal tumor and subsequent complications from the removal of the tumor last August, and has been sidelined from appearing on the network.
Krauthammer’s Fox News colleagues and viewers alike have been holding out hope that he would return to the 6 p.m. newscast in the near future, but it appears that will not be the case.
“I leave this life with no regrets,” Krauthammer writes. “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.”
Here’s the entire letter from Charles Krauthammer:
Here’s Chris Wallace on Outnumbered:
“There is so much to say about Charles Krauthammer.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 8, 2018
*UPDATE: Here’s a statement from Fox News executive chairman and executive chairman of 21st Century Fox Rupert Murdoch:
“Charles has been a profound source of personal and intellectual inspiration for all of us at Fox News. His always principled stand on the most important issues of our time has been a guiding star in an often turbulent world, a world that has too many superficial thinkers vulnerable to the ebb and flow of fashion, and a world that, unfortunately, has only one Charles Krauthammer. His words, his ideas, his dignity and his integrity will resonate within our society and within me for many, many years to come.” – Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman, FOX News and Executive Chairman, 21st Century FOX