Fox News and Fox Business anchor Neil Cavuto is on the mend following open heart surgery. Cavuto, 57, who has been off the air since May 31, underwent the procedure yesterday.
“Neil Cavuto had open heart surgery yesterday and came through it with flying colors,” a Fox News spokesperson said. “Knowing Neil, he’ll be back as soon as he can, but he is slated to return to hosting his three programs on Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network later this year. Everyone here is wishing him a speedy recovery.”
Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1997, Cavuto has had his share of health setbacks, telling TVNewser in a 2007 interview: “Having had cancer right before my MS diagnosis, I can honestly say MS is worse. There’s no endgame here, no cure here, no concoction of chemotherapy or radiation that could make it all go away here. So I take steroids, and weekly injections, and I exercise my legs a great deal. A big and common fear with this disease is that eventually you lose use of your legs. In fact, my neurologist is surprised I haven’t already.”