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Charlie Rose Returns to 'CBS This Morning' to the Delight of Co-Anchors, Gives Health Update

by Jackie Willis 8:53 AM PDT, March 13, 2017
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The CBS This Morning gang is together again!

On Monday morning, Charlie Rose returned to the morning show after undergoing heart-valve replacement surgery a month ago. "Thanks to everybody for hanging in there as I went through this. It came out really good," Rose exclaimed as he took his seat at the table alongside co-anchors Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell. "I'm pleased to be back!"

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Rose also gave viewers an update in regard to his health. "The interesting thing is that the surgeons say to me, 'Everything, everything that we wanted to do came out even better than we expected,'" he said. "'So we're very excited about what it's going to be in terms of how you can perform.'"

"It's always good when you come back and people are happy to see you, as opposed to, 'Oh, he's back,'" King quipped. "We're very happy!"

Rose chimed in, "Or he looks like a corpse!"

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Face the Nation's John Dickerson also joined the co-anchors on CBS This Morning, and was thrilled to see Rose back on the show. "The king has returned," he declared. "And his court is in session!”

@charlierose is in the house! Welcome back Charlie. We missed you! ☀️🙌🏼 @cbsthismorning #newsisback

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Thank you for staying close, looking forward to returning to @cbsthismorning this Monday, March 13th.

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Guess who's coming to dinner ? Or in this case back to the table?? yaay!!!

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The team is back at the table! #WelcomeBackCharlie (🖊 by resident cartoonist @LizaDonnelly)

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Rose colleagues weren't the only ones to welcome him back to TV. In a series of pre-recorded messages, everyone from Derek Jeter to President Donald Trump greeted the 75-year-old newsman. "Charlie, welcome back. We all missed you," Trump said.

After seeing the president's video message, Rose joked, "Are you sure he's talking about me?"

Here's more on Rose's hiatus:

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