Sports media personality Colin Cowherd was not on his popular Fox Sports radio/TV show “The Herd” on Monday and Tuesday after he experienced a medical emergency over the weekend.
In a video posted on Instagram, Cowherd said he was rushed to the hospital Saturday night after experiencing a sharp pain in the right side of his chest. Tests were negative for COVID-19, he said, but X-rays revealed the 57-year-old had a small blood clot in his right lung, which he said was limiting his breathing.
“It was scary,” Cowherd said.
The host is awaiting the results of bloodwork to help determine the cause of the clot. He said he watched the Super Bowl but said treatments, which included being given morphine at the hospital, left him exhausted.
“Thank you for your patience and I apologize for not being there on the biggest days of the year for my show,” Cowherd said.
“I’m going to be back on the air as soon as I can,” he added.
“I’m doing all I can, I’m attacking this. I’ll be back soon. Thank you for your patience, I appreciate it. I just want to thank everyone for the support, it’s been incredibly touching. It’s been an emotional couple of days.”