Charlie Rose is taking a break from his co-anchor job at “CBS This Morning” to undergo heart valve replacement surgery, The Los Angeles Times reports.
Rose, 75, is scheduled to have the surgery Thursday and is expected to miss at least several weeks. The news was announced on the show this morning.
Rose, who has had his job on “CBS This Morning” since 2012, said he expects to return in March. He noted that he had his aorta valve replaced 15 years ago.
Said Rose: “To continue to live this amazing life so full of challenges and friends, including so many of you in the audience, I have chosen to replace the valve with a new one. The timing is my choice.”
Rose is also known for his interview show “Charlie Rose,” which has aired nationally on PBS since 1993.
Here’s an appearance by Rose in January on CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” …