'Fox News' Charles Krauthammer reveals he has only a few weeks to live

Manuela Cardiga
Jun 08, 2018
11:18 A.M.
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Beloved 68-year-old Fox analyst diagnosed with terminal cancer 


Charles Krauthammer, the brilliant political commentator, an analyst familiar to the audience of Fox News, has revealed that he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and, according to his doctors, has only a few weeks to live.

This diagnosis comes 10 months after Krauthammer was operated on for a malignant tumor in his abdomen. At first, doctors believed the surgery had been successful, but the cancer proved to be extraordinarily aggressive and spread throughout Krauthammer's body rapidly.

In an open letter to co-workers, friends and Fox News Channel viewers Krauthammer declared that he has lived his life with no regrets, filled with achievements and love - but the time to fight had passed.


Krauthammer has been a quadriplegic for the last four decades after a diving accident in his first year of medical school left him paralyzed for life.


"My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over."

Krauthammer recovered from his accident and went back to Harvard Medical School in a wheelchair, but he graduated as a psychiatrist. He went on to forge a brilliant career, pioneering research into manic and bipolar disorders.

He later gave up psychiatry to become a Pulitzer Prize-winning political analyst, and In 2006 the Financial Times named Krauthammer the most influential commentator in American history and a major influence in White House foreign policy.


Rupert Murdoch, the media tycoon and executive chairman of Fox News, declared that Krauthammer has been a 'giant of journalism'. According to Murdoch, his ideas, his dignity, and his integrity became a benchmark for journalist and commentators.

Krauthammer wrote in his farewell letter that he was comforted by the knowledge that he had lived the life that he had intended, and had no regrets.

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