Meredith Vieira's Husband Hospitalized for a Blood Clot

"Spent scary weekend in hospital," the talk show host wrote.

April 2, 2014, 11:01 AM
PHOTO: Meredith Vieira and her husband Richard Cohen attend the Andy Rooney Memorial in New York
Meredith Vieira and her husband Richard Cohen attend the Andy Rooney Memorial at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, Jan. 12, 2012.
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April 2, 2014 -- Meredith Vieira had quite a scare this weekend.

In a series of tweets, the former "View" host opened up about a health scare that her husband, Richard Cohen, faced.

"Spent scary weekend in hospital with Richard after we discovered he had a blood clot in his leg that had partially gone to his lungs," Vieira, 60, tweeted.

Vieira has been open about her husband's health battles in the past. Cohen, a news producer, has been battling multiple sclerosis for decades. Indeed, he wrote a book about the ordeal, "Blindsided."

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"I used to play ball, touch football, or shoot baskets,” he wrote. “My kids have never seen me do that. They've only known me as having limitations. I go to [my son] Ben's soccer games. And [he] probably doesn't even stop to think that I can't see him take a goal. But you know what? I think kids need you to be there for them."

Vieira later tweeted that Cohen, 66, was "out of the woods," thanks to the doctors and nurses at two New York City-area hospitals. Now, he seems back to his regular self.

"Thank you for all your kind thoughts and prayers," she wrote to her followers. "Richard is feeling better and already flirting with the nurses!"

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