The news anchor missed CNN's 'Anderson Cooper 360' on Monday after undergoing an emergency appendectomy the day before.
Anderson Cooper was forced to miss his own CNN show, 'Anderson Cooper 360,' on Monday (Dec 1st) after undergoing emergency surgery to have his appendix removed a day earlier, but the news anchor is expected to be back at work on Tuesday night's programming (Dec 2nd).
Cooper underwent an appendectomy on Sunday evening (Dec 1st)
Cooper took to Twitter to confirm he is already bouncing back after undergoing an appendectomy on Sunday evening (Dec 1st). He only took one day off to recover, but ensured worried fans everything will be back to normal for the next night. "I'll be back on air tomorrow. Had an appendicitis and had to have sudden surgery last night," he tweeted.
A rep for CNN informed Page Six that Cooper began feeling unwell last week while covering the Ferguson protests in Missouri. He initially thought the cause was food poisoning, but when returning to New York, his doctor quickly diagnosed the issue.
"He went from the airport to the doctor's office and, after a quick exam, his doctor told Anderson that he needed to go to the ER right away," the rep told the publication. He spent the night in hospital before being released Monday morning.
Cooper also told Page Six, "I am very thankful for the efforts of my doctor and the doctors and nurses at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center."
Appendicitis is fairly common, and can only be life-threatening if left untreated, but once the infected vestigial organ is removed, recovery time is usually short. Get better soon!