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CBS’ Charlie Rose Announces He Will Have Open Heart Surgery

Charlie Rose will be taking some time off of CBS This Morning in order to undergo heart surgery.

The anchor stated on Wednesday that he will soon have an aorta valve replacement, and that he will take several weeks to recover from the procedure. Rose said that the timing for the operation was his choice, and that he expects to return to the show sometime in March.

“I can’t wait to be back completely rested with my heart recharged, my passion for the work ahead purposeful, and my joy at life’s pleasures high,” Rose announced. “In the meantime you are in great hands with my remarkable colleagues, Norah and Gayle backed by the best morning team anywhere.”

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