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Charles Krauthammer sends an update about his health - and it's really good news

Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer emailed a message to his fans via Fox News' Bret Baier about his recovery from a surgery that has kept him from returning to the panel at Special Report. (Image Source: YouTube screenshot)

Charles Krauthammer, the iconic conservative commentator and Fox News contributor, sent a message Monday updating his fans about his health - and it's very good news.

Here's what he said

Bret Baier read the short statement Monday from Krauthammer on Fox News.

"An update that many of you have been waiting for," Baier said, "and I mean many of you. Panel regular now months ago Charles Krauthammer sent me a very nice email this afternoon and he said I could share some of the very good news about his recovery from multiple surgeries."

"The worst now appears to be behind me," the statement from Krauthammer read, "and I'm finally getting back on track with the rebab schedule that will eventually get me home."

Krauthammer had been gone from the Fox News panel since September when he underwent surgery. While the surgery was successful, he suffered setbacks during his recovery, and that has kept him from resuming his position at the conservative news channel.

"The whole staff here at Special Report is behind you Charles, we're hoping and praying for no more setbacks, and a speedy recovery," said Baier.

A meaningful honor

Baier added that Krauthammer was to honored Monday evening at the Israeli embassy in Washington D.C. for his "uniquely valuable contribution to Israel or its alliance with the United States."

"Charles said the honor is especially meaningful to him on this day, the day the U.S. embassy officially moves to Jerusalem," Baier added. Krauthammer's son will receive the award in his place.

Here's the video from Fox News:

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