Due to a family emergency, Joe Scarborough was absent from MSBC's Morning Joe Friday.
Scarborough's co-host, Mika Brzezinski, broke the news to viewers on-air just after 6 a.m. "Much of the team and I were there through the night. His son Andrew [Scarborough] had a horrible accident—a head injury, a fractured skull—but they stabilized him," Mika said.
Andrew is being treated at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. "That trauma team is amazing," she added.
According to Mika, Joe's son "fell down a flight of stairs."
Mika also thanked Dr. Spiros Frangos "and all the doctors and nurses there."
"It's touch and go, but we're stabilized. It was a long night," said Mika, who asked people to pray for the Scarborough family. "We want to thank the folks at Bellevue. What an incredible place. I can tell you, because I saw it myself." Joe took to Twitter later that morning, writing, "Andrew doing much better after a frightening day and long night. Our family thanks all for keeping Andrew in your thoughts and prayers. The neurologist asked Andrew questions this morning and ended by asking him his favorite team. He said 'The Red Sox, who've won 8 in a row.'"
Andrew married Brianna Keller, an English teacher, in Milton, Fla., on June 3.
After Mika made the announcement Friday, viewers took to Twitter to show their support:
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