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Bionic Man: Charlie Rose, The Former 'CBS This Morning' Co-Host, Opens Up About His Heart Surgery

Date January 23, 2019

If you are a fan of CBS television programs, you probably know who Charlie Rose is. A well-known news anchor, a host of The Charlie Rose Show, and a co-host of CBS This Morning has gained a popularity thanks to his long-standing career in journalism.

But lately, his life has turned upside down

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First, Rose had to undergo heart surgery in February 2017 to replace the aorta valve. He had the same procedure back in 2006. Luckily, it went well and soon Charlie returned to TV and even gave a few interviews, in which he revealed the details of the operation.

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Clearly, the host treated it with humor, as he now calls himself a ‘bionic man’. As it turned out, doctors gave him a cow valve, and since the Rose already has a pig valve, he didn’t miss an opportunity to joke about it on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:

I've got a pig and a cow competing to send blood to my heart.

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Where is he now and what does he do?

Later in 2017, the former CBS star faced devastating allegations of sexual misconduct, with 8 women accusing him of sexual harassment. Shortly after the story broke, Rose was fired. In his turn, Charlie moved to Bellport.

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There, he leads a recluse life in his four-bedroom home and doesn’t respond to any requests for an interview. We wonder, will he ever address these claims and return to TV?

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