Colin Cowherd Opens Up About Why He's Not Been on 'The Herd' This Week


Colin Cowherd: “Hi everybody, many of you have inquired and wondered why I wasn’t on the show Monday or Tuesday after the Super Bowl which is obviously as big of a day as I have as a broadcaster, so I thought I needed to come front and center with what happened. Saturday night I was having dinner with my wife and I had a sharp pain under my right pec. I knew it wasn’t my heart, it was my right side, but I think it was the most pain I had ever been in. I called a friend and four minutes later his car swooped in in front of the restaurant and grabbed me. We ran through a few red lights and got to the emergency room at Torrance Memorial. From there, thinking it was COVID, I was rushed to the emergency room in incredible pain. I was tested for COVID and it wasn’t COVID. I was put into a room and I was pretty much knocked out with morphine, a narcotic, for about 16-18 hours. I watched the Super Bowl, took notes, but at that point, I was just exhausted. They found through the X-rays that I had a small blood clot in my right lung, and it was limiting my breathing. It was scary. Good news, they tested me again for COVID and I didn’t have it. I’m waiting for some blood work and I have no idea why it happened. I have been doing a lot of skiing in high altitude, and traveling – that could be it. We don’t know, I’ll find out in a few days. Thank you for your patience, and I apologize for not being there on the biggest days of the year for my show. Staff has been amazing and the support from Fox Sports and iHeartRadio has been unbelievable, it’s been really touching. I’m going to be back on the air as soon as I can. I went for a 30-minute walk today, which is amazing considering where I was 48 hours ago. I had a massage today to increase blood circulation and I’m doing all I can to attack this. I’ll be back soon, thank you for your patience, and I just want to thank everybody for the support, it’s been incredibly touching. It’s been an emotional couple of days, thanks.”

Colin Cowherd posted an emotional video to his Instagram on Wednesday explaining why he hadn’t been on the Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday editions of ‘The Herd’, as Colin intimately detailed a health scare he dealt with on Saturday while out to dinner with his wife.

Colin says he’s been so touched by the support from his staff, his peers, and the fans of his show this week, and promises he will be back on television and radio as soon as physically possible.

Support for Colin swept through Twitter and Instagram on Wednesday after Colin made the announcement.