‘My fight is over’: Charles Krauthammer reveals he has ‘only a few weeks left to live’

We don’t even know what to say about this.

In a heartbreaking letter to readers, the brilliant and inimitable Charles Krauthammer has revealed that he’s losing his battle with cancer and has only weeks to live:

A note to readers from Charles Krauthammer https://t.co/alAtOj5nod

— Post Opinions (@PostOpinions) June 8, 2018

From his letter:

In August of last year, I underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in my abdomen. That operation was thought to have been a success, but it caused a cascade of secondary complications — which I have been fighting in hospital ever since. It was a long and hard fight with many setbacks, but I was steadily, if slowly, overcoming each obstacle along the way and gradually making my way back to health.

However, recent tests have revealed that the cancer has returned. There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly. My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over.

I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life — full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended.

Krauthammer is truly an intellectual giant. His loss will be a devastating one.

This one hurts

— Rick Sheridan (@RickSheridan) June 8, 2018

Oh no. https://t.co/NtU4KPebdl

— Melissa Mackenzie 🌐 (@MelissaTweets) June 8, 2018

Fox News just read a letter from @krauthammer saying he has only a few weeks left to live b/c of an aggressive cancer. He has been an amazing colleague and friend. He was brilliant, generous, kind and an inspiration to everyone who met him. Keep him and his family in your prayers

— Kirsten Powers (@KirstenPowers) June 8, 2018

A brilliant mind. A moral voice. A courageous, graceful presence. A wonderful, witty writer. @krauthammer https://t.co/GTMRSjVvOp

— Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) June 8, 2018

Oh God. How awful.

cc @Meemyaya https://t.co/oO3lJEng5E

— Neva (@pipandbaby) June 8, 2018

Terribly sad. https://t.co/rSEKkGIYqg

— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) June 8, 2018

Oh my god. https://t.co/SbIxjLtu6f

— neontaster (@neontaster) June 8, 2018

Prayers and sadness. https://t.co/kBN0LHxsyl

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) June 8, 2018

Oh no.
Praying for Charles and his family. https://t.co/lv65K5yJVS

— Brian Faughnan (@BrianFaughnan) June 8, 2018

Absolutely terrible news. My thoughts and prayers for you and your loved ones Charles

— Gunther Steele (@SteeleGunther) June 8, 2018

Amen.

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