Charlie Rose is returning to CBS This Morning on Monday

By Katherine Richter
March 10, 2017 11:44 AM
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CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose is returning to morning television on Monday after undergoing heart surgery in February.

“Thank you for staying close, thank you for being my friend, and thank you for being with me…I’ll see you Monday,” the 75-year-old journalist told CBS.

Rose continued, “I can’t wait to see my friends at CTM who have been so gracious in sitting in for me and making up for the fact that I was not there, especially Gayle [King] and Norah [O’Donnell], and a special thanks to Anthony Mason who not only has done such a remarkable job filling in for me but also on my PBS show.”

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News of Rose’s heart surgery was announced during a broadcast of the morning show by co-anchors King and O’Donnell in early February. At the time, the pair read a statement from Rose.

“Almost 15 years ago skilled surgeons replaced my aorta valve with a new replacement valve. It has served me well enabling me to live the vigorous, full, complete life you are all so familiar with. No one loves life more than I do,” the statement read. “To continue to live this amazing life so full of challenges and friends, including so many of you in the audience, I have chosen to replace the valve with a new one. The timing is my choice.”

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While recovering, Rose and co-host King met for breakfast, donning matching red outfits just 11 days after his surgery.

Credit: Gayle King/Instagram

“Ding ding ding! How good does @Charlierose look! What heart surgery?” she captioned her Instagram.