Andy Rooney Hospitalized in Serious Condition
Former '60 Minutes' host in serious condition after surgery
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 25, 2011 6:51 PM CDT
In this Aug. 23, 2011 image taken from video and provided by CBS, Andy Rooney tapes his last regular appearance on “60 Minutes” in New York.   (AP Photo/CBS)
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(Newser) – Andy Rooney, who delivered his last essay on "60 Minutes" 3 weeks ago, was in the hospital today after developing serious complications following minor surgery. CBS said the 92-year-old writer's condition was stable and, at the request of his family, offered no other information about his medical problems or where he was hospitalized.

The three-time Emmy-winner was a regular presence on television's most popular newsmagazine. Since 1978, "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney" wrapped up the Sunday night program, often with a look at the absurdities of life and language. On Oct. 2, he delivered his 1,097th and final essay, saying it was a moment he dreaded. "I wish I could do this forever. I can't, though," he said.