Where is Mike Woods of Fox News? Is he still with Fox News?

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Where is Fox News presenter Mike Woods at the moment?

Born January 27, 1968, Mike Woods, 53, is known as an American meteorologist who currently works as the weekend meteorologist and is a “Good Day New York” feature reporter for FOX 5 New York.

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Fox News meteorologist Mike Woods

Woods joined the station in June 2001 and was then promoted to morning meteorologist for “Good Day” in October 2003. He is most famously known for his 72-hour long Hurricane Irene coverage in 2011. However, he famously went off air late last year and has not been back since.

Because of his extended absence for months, many fans of the meteorologist often resorted to searching about his whereabouts and if he is still under contract with Fox News. As it turns out, yes, Woods is still under contract with the news channel – and is currently serving time away from being on the channel courtesy of a medical condition for which he had to take surgery.

At the beginning of October last year, Woods revealed to fans that he would be missing from his weekly broadcasts to undergo lower back surgery. “The road to recovery!” Woods captioned an Instagram video around that time last year to give fans an update on his condition. “I made it through my surgery.”

What exactly happened to the Mike Woods?

As it turns out, Woods had to take spinal surgery to remove a part of his spine that was protruding out abnormally.

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Woods had to undergo microdiscectomy, a type of spinal surgery

Woods had a procedure called a microdiscectomy, which is known as one of the most common types of surgery meant to “removing a portion of the intervertebral disc, the herniated or protruding portion that is compressing the traversing spinal nerve root,” according to the USC Spine Center.

Many fans were relieved when he revealed the spinal surgery as many were concerned his prostate cancer had returned after marking three years of being cancer free in May 2021. His fans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that Woods is expected to make a full recover and be back soon.

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