Stephen Colbert was the first to announce how his scheduled guest, Fox News anchor Bret Baier, and his family had been involved in a terrible car crash.
“We just found out that [Baier] and his family were in a car accident in Montana,” Colbert said before noting that, “They’re all in the hospital but they’re going to be OK.”
Colbert then shared a message that came from Baier with the audience and viewers.
The message read:
“After a weekend of skiing with my wife and two boys in Montana, driving to the airport Monday morning on icy roads, we were involved in a major car crash. Thanks to a man driving by named Zach who stopped and helped, we were able to climb out of the flipped car. And thanks to the first responders and Montana Highway Patrol – we made it to the hospital quickly. We are very grateful to all of those who helped us out.
My advice to everyone is to always wear your seatbelt and to count your blessings everyday. I tweeted this out as we left the hospital banged up, but alive. Don’t take anything for granted — every day is a blessing and family is everything. It’s always good to remind yourself of that before something does it for you”.
Baier would later reiterate the closing of his message in a tweet that has since been liked more than 36,000 times.
While undoubtably a harrowing experience, Fox News has expressed that Baier would return to the air the following day.