Fox News' Neil Cavuto, who is vaccinated, 'stunned' he tests positive for COVID-19

Neil Cavuto hosts "Your World With Neil Cavuto" on at FOX Business Studios November 14, 2019 in New York, United States.
Neil Cavuto hosts "Your World With Neil Cavuto" on at FOX Business Studios November 14, 2019 in New York, United States. Photo credit Steven Ferdman/Getty Images
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced Tuesday. He said is vaccinated.

"While I'm somewhat stunned by this news, doctors tell me I'm lucky as well," Cavuto, 63, said in a statement. "Had I not been vaccinated, and with all my medical issues, this would be a far more dire situation. It's not, because I did and I'm surviving this because I did."

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The Long Island native was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer that attacks the immune system, in 1987. He received radiation and chemotherapy treatment.

Ten years later, after having bouts of stumbling and falling, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

And in 2016, Cavuto had open heart surgery.

In his statement Tuesday, the "Your World" host encouraged people to get vaccinated, and slipped in a remark that illustrated his sense of humor.

"I hope anyone and everyone gets that message loud and clear. Get vaccinated, for yourself and everyone around you," he said. "Everyone wins, except maybe my wife, who thought I was back in the city for good for live shows. Maybe not so fast now."

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