Vieira on Leave

07/01/1998 at 12:00 AM EDT

Meredith Vieira will not be joining her colleagues on "The View" in Los Angeles this morning, having told them -- and viewers -- on the air yesterday that she will remain in New York to be at the side of her husband, journalist Richard Cohen. Cohen is to undergo surgery this morning for a recurrence of colon cancer, said Vieira. She also revealed that he is battling multiple sclerosis. Vieira is expect to re-join her cohorts on the ABC coffee-klatch show -- Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Star Jones and Lisa Ling, who are all currently with the show in L.A. -- when the program returns to its Manhattan studio on Nov. 23, Thanksgiving, reports New York's Daily News. On yesterday's "View," Vieira said that she is optimistic about her husband's condition, and noted that his cancerous lesion was discovered during a routine colonoscopy, which she encouraged everyone to have.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters