Fox News' Neil Cavuto Reveals Scary Details About His COVID-19 Diagnosis

Despite the fact that many Fox News anchors have voiced their criticisms of the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines, one of the news organization's prominent anchors, Neil Cavuto, has been fairly outspoken about his desire for the public to be vaccinated against the virus. Many of his comments came after he was diagnosed with COVID-19 for the first time in October 2021. In his first interview after contracting COVID-19, Cavuto told MediaBuzz that everyone should take the virus seriously, no matter where they fall on the political spectrum. "This is not about left or right," Cavuto said. "This is not about who's conservative or liberal. Last time I checked, everyone, regardless of their political persuasion, is coming down with this. Take the political speaking points and toss them for now, I'm begging you," he continued. "Toss them and think of what's good, not only for yourself but for those around you."

Though his COVID-19 case at the time was mild, the virus still poses a greater risk to Cavuto, who has previously battled cancer and has been open about his decades-long struggle with multiple sclerosis (via CNN). On Monday, February 21, Cavuto revealed that, though he is vaccinated, he was diagnosed with COVID-19 again, and had been hospitalized for weeks.

Cavuto revealed that his second case of COVID-19 nearly killed him

On his Fox Business show on Monday, Neil Cavuto explained to viewers why he had been gone from the air for so long. "I did get COVID again but a far, far more serious strand, what doctors call COVID pneumonia," Cavuto said, per The Hill. "It landed me in intensive care for quite a while, and it really was touch-and-go. Some of you who've wanted to put me out of my misery darn near got what you wished for! So, sorry to disappoint you!"

According to Cavuto, his compromised immune system made him more susceptible to the complications that he faced, though the vaccine did provide a bit of help in curbing further symptoms. "Because I've had cancer and right now I have multiple sclerosis, I'm among the vulnerable 3 percenters or so of the population that cannot sustain the full benefits of a vaccine," he explained. "It provided some defense, but that is still better than no defense. Maybe not great comfort for some of you. And frankly, not great comfort for me either! No matter, I'm not here to debate vaccinations for you. Just offer an explanation for me. I owed you that," Cavuto concluded (via The Hill).

During his long absence, his colleagues at Fox News, including other hosts, remained quiet about his ongoing battle against COVID-19. Cavuto claimed that this was simply out of respect for his privacy, according to the New York Post.