Elisabeth Hasselbeck returning to 'Fox and Friends' after medical leave

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck had been missing from "Fox and Friends" due to an unspecified surgery.

A familiar face has been missing from the Fox News morning show "Fox & Friends" for the past month: Elisabeth Hasselbeck's.

Hasselbeck, who joined Fox last fall after a ten-year stint on "The View," underwent an unspecified surgery in mid-October. On Thursday, she announced on Twitter that she was on her way back to work.

"Full of #gratitude to be back TOMORROW 6am EST on @foxandfriends," Hasselbeck wrote on Twitter. "Mornings are #BetterWithFriends like all of you!"

Deadline.com reported that she "will address her time off" during Friday's broadcast.

A number of female Fox hosts have filled in for Hasselbeck in recent weeks.

Her medical leave was announced on the program on October 15, when co-host Steve Doocy said, "In case you were wondering where Elisabeth is today and this week, well, she had some surgery yesterday and she's going to be out for a couple of weeks."

Doocy added, "She's doing just fine, she's on the mend."

"Fox & Friends," which airs between 6 and 9 a.m. Eastern, has a loyal fan base and typically attracts more than a million viewers in the 7 and 8 a.m. hours.


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