Matt Drudge says, ‘Tons of Stress in Cable News’ is Cause of Medical Leave for Top TV Hosts

Rachel Maddow (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBC)
Rachel Maddow (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBC)

Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge weighed in on cable news “stress” in a Friday morning tweet, citing recent medical leaves of MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Fox News’s Tucker Carlson while stating that “another host appears heavily drugged.”

“Tons of stress on cablenews as competition heats,” Drudge wrote to his more than 500,000 followers on his personal account. “Maddow and Tucker have recently been out on medicals. Another host appears heavily drugged.”

Drudge’s tweet referred to Carlson missing his Thursday program due to appendicitis and Maddow missing nearly two weeks of hosting her prime-time program due to an undisclosed illness.

“Tucker is now being treated for appendicitis,” a Fox News spokesperson told Mediaite on Thursday night. “He is in good spirits and expects to be back on the air soon.”

It is not known who the other host that Drudge is referring to being as “heavily drugged” is.

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The Hill