Anderson Cooper had a very good excuse for being absent from his nightly CNN show on Monday (1 December): He was in the hospital.
Cooper casually tweeted to his followers in Twitter: ‘I’ll be back on air tomorrow. Had an appendicitis and had to have sudden surgery last night.’
He was replaced on Anderson Cooper 360 for the night by John Berman.
The hard-working Cooper, 47, is not only on the air on CNN each weeknight, but he is also active on social media and is a correspondent for 60 Minutes on CBS.
He has been busy in recent weeks covering the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri after a police officer was not charged in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager as well as the growing Bill Cosby rape allegations scandal.
Update: According to The New York Post’s Page Six, Cooper began feeling stomach pains while in Ferguson, Missouri, covering protests. His pain worsened while he was in France over the Thanksgiving holiday.
On Sunday, Cooper returned to New York City and went straight from the airport to his doctor then to the emergency room at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
He was sent home from the hospital on Monday.