Beloved CBS journalist Charlie Rose, who now hosts CBS This Morning, has announced he is having heart surgery tomorrow in a note to viewers.
“Almost 15 years ago skilled surgeons replaced my aorta valve with a new replacement valve. It has served me well enabling me to live the vigorous, full, complete life you are all so familiar with. No one loves life more than I do,” the 75-year-old wrote.
“To continue to live this amazing life so full of challenges and friends, including so many of you in the audience, I have chosen to replace the valve with a new one. The timing is my choice,” Charlie continued.
We’re wishing Charlie well and hope for a speedy recovery!
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The Inside Amy Schumer creator previously tweeted that she was “saddened and disappointed” by the comments, but that Kurt does not currently work for her as her show is on hiatus.
“One of the reasons he’s such a great writer and such a great contributor to our television show is because his views are so different from those of mine and most of the other writers in the room,” Amy said in the interview.
“Kurt‘s my friend. I love him. I’m not on Facebook so I don’t read his crazy rants. Like, he just gets something from going after people, making them mad. That is not representative of me at all,” she continued. “And, you know, I’ve asked him, just, ‘Can you just stop because it comes back to me?’ Because he writes for the show, it’s a bigger story because of our connection, and so whatever tangent he’s gone off on I have not agreed with, and it’s been really upsetting to me seeing someone that I care about hurt themselves like this. Right now, there’s no plans for the TV show to come back anytime in the near future. So nobody’s on my staff. There are no writers. I think people, you know, they want his head. They want to burn him at the stake.”
“I would love to refocus the energy and the attention on the real problem,” Amy added. “He baits people. He’s the problem, no question, but the focus is on him rather than on what the real main problem is.”
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“These are very intelligent, smart, driven, independent girls, mainly, but boys as well, and men and women – I do appeal to other generations I hope,” Benedict told Charlie Rose. “It’s a thrill for me to bring these people to the kind of work that I have enjoyed doing, the stories I’ve been riveted by and that I think are important to tell.”
Watch a clip from his interview below!
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