Cable News Hosts and Fox News Colleagues Wish Neil Cavuto Well After Covid Diagnosis: ‘Prayers for Your Quick Recovery’
Fox News’ Neil Cavuto received an outpouring of well-wishes from network colleagues and other cable news personalities following his Covid-19 diagnosis.
Cavuto will be off the air as he recovers from the coronavirus, meaning Jackie DeAngelis will fill in for him on his Fox Business program Cavuto Coast to Coast, and Charles Payne will helm Your World on Fox News. Cavuto has openly discussed his battle with multiple sclerosis and other health problems over the last few years, and he released a statement on Tuesday urging people to get vaccinated:
While I’m somewhat stunned by this news, doctors tell me I’m lucky as well. Had I not been vaccinated, and with all my medical issues, this would be a far more dire situation. It’s not, because I did and I’m surviving this because I did. I hope anyone and everyone gets that message loud and clear. Get vaccinated, for yourself and everyone around you. Everyone wins, except maybe my wife, who thought I was back in the city for good for live shows. Maybe not so fast now.
Cavuto’s Covid diagnosis prompted many of his Fox News colleagues to wish him well on social media:
Now Fox’s Neil Cavuto, who has battled MS for years, has Covid. He says that given his issues, he’s surviving this because he’s fully vaccinated. The man is a fighter. Hang in there, Neil.
— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) October 19, 2021
— Alicia Acuna (@aacuna1) October 19, 2021
So much ??
— Jessica Tarlov (@JessicaTarlov) October 19, 2021
Sending well wishes to one of my favorite people- @TeamCavuto
“Had I not been vaccinated, and with all my medical issues, this would be a far more dire situation. I hope anyone and everyone gets that message loud and clear. Get vaccinated, for yourself and everyone around you.” https://t.co/ySDJ80QOer
— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) October 19, 2021
Wishing a speedy recovery for my friend and big brother @TeamCavuto.
— Gianno Caldwell (@GiannoCaldwell) October 19, 2021
Please keep my esteemed colleague Neil @TeamCavuto in your thoughts and prayers as he battles COVID.
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) October 20, 2021
@TeamCavuto you are one of the most decent men who have crossed the airways @FoxNews and also one of the toughest. Prayers for your quick recovery. I know you’ll kick Covid’s ass.❤️ ? https://t.co/VCB7qDSN7z
— Julie Banderas (@JulieBanderas) October 20, 2021
— Mike Emanuel ?? (@MikeEmanuelFox) October 19, 2021
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) October 20, 2021
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) October 20, 2021
Cavuto also received warm messages from cable news figures outside of Fox:
Hey Neil, we’re keeping you in our prayers. Get well soon!! https://t.co/IO0PRZnXT0
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) October 19, 2021
Grateful to @TeamCavuto for sharing this very important & personal message. At a moment when he could be solely focused on his own well-being, he’s choosing to protect others.
Look forward to seeing him back on air soon. https://t.co/6fpzqyBsWR
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) October 19, 2021
Not the least of his well-wishers was CNN’s John King who just made his own revelation that he suffers from multiple sclerosis. King told Oliver Darcy for CNN’s Reliable Sources newsletter that he counts Cavuto as one of his “heroes” and a “warrior.”
He said that Cavuto is someone he watches and admires. “I would just hope that everybody would remember Neil Cavuto, or a stranger on a bus or in a coffee shop, might be in a similar situation,” King said. “And there are things you can do to protect them.”
We at Mediaite also wish him well, and for a speedy recovery.
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