Elisabeth Hasselbeck has taken almost a month off from her Fox & Friends television show after announcing that she was leaving to have an undisclosed surgery and needed time for recovery. Then she revealed that she would be back to work via Twitter, “Full of #gratitude to be back TOMORROW 6am EST on @foxandfriends ! Morning are #BetterWithFriends like all of you!”
In the meantime, many wondered if Elisabeth was undergoing some form of plastic surgery before making a return and her mysteriousness about the procedure only added fuel to the fire.
Elisabeth didn’t give prior warning to viewers or fans, instead her co-anchors revealed the news on air, including the fact that she would temporarily be replaced by Kimberly Guilfoyle of Fox’s The Five.
“In case you were wondering where Elisabeth is today, well, she had some surgery yesterday and she’s gonna be out for a couple weeks. But she’s doing just fine. She’s on the mend,” Steve Doocy said at the time.
“As you know if you watch the show, she is strong, she is tough, and a better athlete than me,” Brian Kilmeade added. “We heard from her last night and she said she is feeling good so in a short time she’ll be back on the set. Until then, we get a chance to work with wonderful people like Kimberly.”
Now that she’s back, it seems obvious that Elisabeth hasn’t had plastic surgery. In fact, the controversial blonde revealed that she was off air because of a cancer scare.
The 37-year old shared that doctors had found a tumor growing in her abdomen and feared that it might be cancerous.
“I had a scary week when we didn’t know what the results were,” Elisabeth said. “But I’m okay…everything came back okay. Surgery’s not fun, but it is necessary to find out if you have something really terrible.”
She then expressed gratitude to her co-hosts, bosses and fans that supported her during her month-long absence from the program.
“I could not be more thankful for my family and my friends who’ve stuck by me with incredible support,” she said. “And really, starting from the top down here, [Fox News CEO] Mr. [Roger] Ailes, and this entire Fox family treated me like family the entire way… I’m certainly not a person who takes a lot for granted, but I certainly don’t take it for granted now.”
Elisabeth then proceeded to tear up as she empathized with others who have been through similar ordeals, with less happy results. “So many people I know have stared down the barrel of that cancer gun, and looked at it when they have gotten bad news,” she said, “and have done remarkable things, courageously, to fight it.”
Happy news for Elisabeth and her family.
Back in 2009, when co-host of The View morning television show, Elisabeth was rumored to have undergone a mommy makeover after bouncing back into shape quickly after having kids. However, the rumors seem unlikely given Elisabeth’s natural love of working out and she still doesn’t look to have had so much as Botox injections. Instead, she remains natural.none