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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
Former '60 Minutes' Host Andy Rooney Hospitalized in Serious Condition
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)

(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.

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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. (Read more Andy Rooney stories.)

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