CBS This Morning co-host Norah O’Donnell has been absent from the morning show for a while, and now we know why.
The veteran TV newser recently had surgery to remove an organ, and thankfully she seems to be OK.
She checked in with her Instagram followers earlier today, letting them know that she’ll be returning to New York later this week—pending any health setbacks—and provided some pieces of advice:
- Surgery is painful. I will never take a pain-free day for granted again.
- Be grateful for every day that you can move your body.
- Listen to your body. If you are in pain, see a doctor. Don’t wait five days like I did ignoring pain.
She also gave a shout-out to her CBS News colleague Dr. Jon LaPook for his assistance.
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Just an update: I am feeling much better and hope to return to NYC later this week if I feel well enough to fly. Thank you for all the kind texts and emails. I’m down an organ, but learned some valuable lessons this week. 1. Surgery is painful. I will never take a pain free day for granted again. 2. Be grateful for every day that you can move your body. 3. Listen to your body. If you are in pain, see a doctor. Don’t wait 5 days like I did ignoring pain. 4. Our doctors, nurses, and health care professionals are true life savers. I would not have gotten the excellent care I received without advice from my sister-surgeon, my parents, Dr. Tara Narula, Dr. Jon LaPook, Dr. Richard Beckerman, and the entire team at MUSC. Thank you 🙏🏼
TVNewser offers its best wishes to O’Donnell.