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After undergoing a medical procedure she opted to keep private, Fox News host Harris Faulkner returned to the network this week.
Faulkner made a triumphant return to the studio, according to a video she shared on Instagram, which showed her walking in with a broad smile on her face, The Sun reported. Faulkner co-hosts “Outnumbered” and is the host of “The Faulkner Focus.” She shared details of the procedure on her social media accounts.
“Back tomorrow (from a medical procedure that went well, thank the Lord),” Faulkner wrote. The devout Christian host captioned her video, “Ready to take the week, are you?”
In May, Faulkner took a few moments during “Outnumbered” to apologize to viewers for breaking down while discussing the tragic elementary school massacre this week in Uvalde, Texas.
Faulkner and co-hosts were talking about the aftermath of the horrific shootings that left 19 children dead along with two adults on the network’s midday panel show “Outnumbered,” when something that co-host Kayleigh McEnany said brought her to tears.
After McEnany listed the names of several of the students who had lost their lives, she went on to say that she was reminded of a Bible verse that Faulkner had shared the night before.
“Last night, you posted a Bible verse that I think said it all. That said everything that needs to be said,” McEnany began before reciting: “Matthew 19:14, ‘But Jesus said, Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’”
“They were sitting at their desks, but 20 minutes from now yesterday, they entered heaven,” McEnany added.
“I have not heard my words read back. That’s all I have,” Faulkner responded as she clearly struggled to handle the emotion of the moment. “I was looking at what was on social media and it was breaking my heart that people felt so hopeless. So I tweeted that. Just maybe somebody might see it.”
At that, Faulkner swung it over to co-host Emily Compagno, who also weighed in on the heartbreak the panel was feeling for the parents and families of those lost as Faulkner wiped away tears.
“I keep thinking of those families who had missing children for so long and had to wait for that inevitable news that their child had gone to heaven,” Compagno said. “I can’t imagine what that pain was like.”
The co-host went on to say that she lives near a school and in the mornings as she walks to work she sees children coming and going with a parent or a grandparent.
"It was breaking my heart that people felt so hopeless," @HARRISFAULKNER fights back tears, explaining why she chose to share Matt. 19:14.
"But Jesus said, let the little children come to me and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." pic.twitter.com/Idea6pwccO
— Virginia Kruta (@VAKruta) May 25, 2022
“I looked at all of them today and saw the expressions on the parents’ faces and I can’t imagine what that feeling is like in this moment today for millions of Americans who are carrying the burden and the tragedy and the pain in empathy and sympathy for the community of Uvalde there and thinking to themselves, but what if this is the last time? How is this supposed to be the final goodbye for my 7-year-old, for my 11-year-old?” Compagno said.
“My heart just breaks and my deepest prayers for all of those families there in Uvalde, for all of them,” she concluded.
“I apologize for breaking down,” Faulkner said once Compagno had finished making her remarks while moving on to guest turned to co-host Trace Gallagher.
“I was on the air, Trace, I think we were on the air together in some fashion on the day of Sandy Hook. And I said 26 dead on that day. Never again. Look at where we are,” she said.
The Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., saw 20 students, ages six and seven, killed along with six adults. That incident took place on Dec. 14, 2012.