‘My Fight Is Over’
Try not to choke up when you read his last words
Krauthammer Reveals He Has Weeks to Live After Cancer Battle
(US Magazine) Fox News star Charles Krauthammer has revealed in an emotional letter that he is losing his cancer battle.
The conservative political analyst, 68, shared the news in a note published by the Washington Post, where he’s been a columnist since 1984.
“I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months,” Krauthammer, who hasn’t appeared on the network’s Special Report series for nearly a year, wrote on Friday, June 8.
“I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but I’m afraid I must tell you that fate has decided on a different course for me.”
“In August of last year, I underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in my abdomen. That operation was thought to have been a success, but it caused a cascade of secondary complications,” he continued.
“It was a long and hard fight with many setbacks, but I was steadily, if slowly, overcoming each obstacle along the way and gradually making my way back to health.”
“There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly. My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live,” he explained. “This is the final verdict. My fight is over.”
Krauthammer went on to thank his doctors and caregivers, “whose efforts have been magnificent,” and his “dear friends” for giving him “a lifetime of memories and whose support has sustained [him] in these difficult months.”
“Lastly, I thank my colleagues, my readers, and my viewers, who have made my career possible and given consequence to my life’s work,” he wrote.
“I believe that the pursuit of truth and right ideas through honest debate and rigorous argument is a notable undertaking. I am grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nation’s destiny.” US Magazine
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