Tucker Carlson is one of the most popular figures on Fox News.
But Carlson kept something to himself.
Tucker Carlson revealed this life-threatening emergency changed him forever.
As American Patriot Daily reports:
Tucker Carlson broadcast his show the day before, day of, and day after the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial elections and no one sensed any hint of a problem.
But Motherboard obtained a shocking recording of Carlson informing staffers that he underwent emergency back surgery the day after the elections and still did his show that night.
Carlson said he woke up in intense pain on Monday and underwent surgery as soon as possible.
The top-rated Fox News host told staffers the pain was “one of the most intense experiences” of his life and described how doctors pumped him full of opioids to try and dull the pain.
“That was one of the most intense experiences of my life,” Carlson added. “They hit me up, they told me this morning, with such a huge dose of dilaudid, which is more powerful than morphine, when I got there, that I had trouble breathing.” (Dilaudid is a powerful opioid painkiller.) “Scared the sh*t out of me. Didn’t have any effect at all. And then all night, I lay there, the nurse finally upped my dosage of dilaudid to the point where every eight minutes I hit it and it was like getting shot. Just like bam, feel it hit me, and it didn’t touch the pain.”
Carlson explained that nothing worked.
Doctors gave him fentanyl – which tens of thousands of Americans are addicted to and overdose on – to treat him, but Carlson said he was experiencing “untreatable pain.”
“They gave me fentanyl this morning, that did not cure it—they gave me intravenous fentanyl,” Carlson added. “And they gave me all kinds of other sh*t. I was like, ‘Fine, go for it.’ And then it only ended when they gave me propofol, and I went out. Then I woke up and I was like, I felt totally fine. I haven’t taken a single Advil.”
Carlson said the pain was so intense he felt like he was going to die and compared it to the time 20 years ago when he was in a plane crash.
“It was super deep. And I just haven’t had those feelings since I was in a plane crash 20 years ago this month. I’ve never had those feelings. I’m always like ‘Yeah I’m gonna die, I don’t care.’ And I mean it. But last night I was like, ‘Oh sh*t.’ Fear—just like anxiety. People who have anxiety, that’s what I felt. And it was from those drugs. And they extinguish the spirit within you. And they make you feel like you’re running away. You’re hiding. It’s so f*cking deep. I’m lying in bed filthy with dog toys on my pillow, and it doesn’t bother me. And I’m not that way. Like I am a f*cking—in real life, I wash the sheets every day. I’m that guy. I shower every day.”
Carlson also told staffers that this experience gave him a new appreciation for the opioid epidemic sweeping America so viewers can expect that to be a regular focus of Carlson’s show now.