Arnab Goswami on Monday sensationally revealed that he was suffering from COVID-19, which kept him away from TV for nearly two months. The Republic TV founder made the revelation after resuming his primetime TV debate on Monday night.
Arnab said, “Let me start by sharing with you why I was away. Or should I rather say why I was forced to stay away?” The controversial anchor added, “No I was not on a long vacation. I was not travelling abroad. Through the end of April and first half of May, most part of May actually, I fought COVID. The virus tested my body like it tested so many of you.”
Arnab said that while he ‘was admitted in hospital,’ he was ‘strictly advised by his doctors to take rest in order to ‘restore’ his health after being discharged from the hospital. The anchor said that he had regained his ‘good shape’ and was ‘completely ready’ to be with his supporters every night ‘without fail.’
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“I promise you today that I will return your boundless and honest love with unending effort, and will take R. to as many languages as possible. Our collective dream, viewers – which we will fructify of a global news network from India – It will happen,” he added.
Arnab’s mysterious absence from his own TV for nearly two months had triggered speculations over his health. However, filmmaker Ashoke Pandit had taken to Twitter to claim that the Republic TV founder was well. Arnab was last seen presenting his primetime show on Republic TV, way back in April. He had made a brief appearance on 2 May, during the counting of votes for assembly polls, but had disappeared soon after Trinamool won a historic landslide in Bengal.