Charles Krauthammer has been absent from Fox News for months — and also has stopped writing his weekly column for The Washington Post.

Despite multiple updates from Fox and news syndicates that run his column, details have been light on the exact nature of Charles’s condition and when he will return to the channel and his column.

For example, The Washington Post News Service & Syndicate gave another update early this year, saying that Krauthammer is continuing to recover from surgery and “is very much set on returning to the column as soon as he’s able.”

However, it’s unclear when that will be.

In place of Krauthammer, The Washington Post substituted Marc A. Thiessen, also a Fox News contributor.

In March, Fox News host Bret Baier gave another update on Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer, who has been absent from the network for months while he recovers from complications with surgery.

“Things are progressing steadily slower than I would like, but steadily,” Krauthammer’s message, read by Baier, said. “Still I wish I could give you — and myself — a better idea of when this marathon ends. I am sure it is strange for your viewers that a regular panelist should disappear for months without warning and without any real explanation.”

“After my surgery, there were serious complications that took several months to stabilize,” the message continued. “My improvement has finally allowed me to concentrate on intensive rehabilitation to recover my strength and stamina. This too is progressing well but as usual is intense and slow. Nonetheless, I am determined to make it back. I’ve got to — I can’t let you guys have all the fun.”

“We continue to hope and pray for your speedy recovery. And until then, we’ll keep your spot warm right here,” Baier also said.


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