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MSNBC Host Slowed by Brain Tumor Huffington Post

One of the regular hosts in MSNBC’s lineup revealed that health problems related to a brain tumor kept him out of his regular spot Friday. The Huffington Post reports that Martin Bashir said over the weekend that the tumor was th reason he missed his stint on the show.

“In 2008, Bashir was discovered to have a small growth in his pituitary gland,” the story reports. “He still has it, though it appears to be under control.”

Asked by Fishbowl DC about his absence from the show, Bashir said: "I have a brain tumor. It's fine but it causes a problem from time to time."

The report adds: “When the tumor was discovered in 2008, doctors advised that ‘no immediate action be taken,’ and planned to monitor the situation from month to month.”

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Martin Bashir