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MSNBC Host Off the Air Following Car Accident TVNewser

The host of a prime-time news and political commentary show on MSNBC was involved in a car accident over the weekend and will be off the air for several weeks. TVNewser.com reports that MSNBC's Lawrence O’Donnell and his brother were injured in a taxi accident while they were on vacation outside the U.S.

O'Donnell hosts "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell," which airs Monday-Thursday at 10 p.m. ET.

“They were transported back to the US -- Lawrence to NYC and Michael to Boston," MSNBC said in a statement. "They are both under the care of doctors and expected to make a full recovery. Lawrence will be off from MSNBC for several weeks as he recuperates. Our thoughts and support are with the O’Donnell family and we look forward to having Lawrence back on the air soon."

It’s not clear what O’Donnell’s injuries are, but the network said both he and his brother are in good spirits.

Filling in for him this week will be Alex Wagner and Ari Melber.

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