Andy Rooney Hospitalized for "Serious" Surgery Complications

The journalist and commentator, who signed off from 60 Minutes in early October, is now in "stable" condition

Andy Rooney, who signed off from 60 Minutes earlier this month after 33 years and 1,097 video essays, has been hospitalized for complications arising from minor surgery her underwent last week.

According to a statement released by CBS, the 92-year-old journalist and commentator "suffered serious complications" following the procedure, but is now in "stable" condition.

The reason for Rooney's surgery and the nature of the complications have yet to be disclosed.

"I wish I could do this forever. I can't though," Rooney said in his farewell essay, which aired Oct. 2 on CBS. "But I'm not retiring. Writers don't retire and I'll always be a writer."

Here's to hoping Rooney is still captivating us with his words for years to come.

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