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Colbert Says Fox News’ Bret Baier and Family Were Hospitalized After ‘Bad’ Car Crash: ‘They’re Going to Be OK’

Bret Baier was meant to appear on Stephen Colbert‘s Late Show for an interview Tuesday night, until the Fox News anchor was involved in a major car crash while on vacation with his family in Montana.

Colbert revealed the crash on his show Monday, ahead of an interview with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

“We just found out that [Baier] and his family were in a car accident in Montana,” Colbert said. “Bad, like, jaws of life to get him out of there. They were all in the hospital but they’re going to be OK. And we just want to say: we hope you’re doing better.”

Colbert continued: “Bret’s message to everyone out there, is: They’re going to be okay, thank you for your thoughts and prayers for him and his family, and please, wear your seatbelt. It makes a difference.”

Baier tweeted earlier Monday: “Don’t take anything for granted – every day is a blessing – and family is everything. It’s always good to remind yourself of that – before something does it for you. #countyourblessings.”

UPDATE: Baier has released a statement:

“After a weekend of skiing with my wife and two boys in Montana, driving to the airport Monday morning on icy roads, we were involved in a major car crash. Thanks to a man driving by named Zach who stopped and helped, we were able to climb out of the flipped car. And thanks to the first responders and Montana Highway Patrol – we made it to the hospital quickly. We are very grateful to all of those who helped us out. My advice to everyone is to always wear your seatbelt and to count your blessings everyday. I tweeted this out as we left the hospital banged up, but alive. — ‘Don’t take anything for granted – every day is a blessing and family is everything. It’s always good to remind yourself of that before something does it for you.’”

Watch above, via CBS News.

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