Elisabeth Hasselbeck resumed her job as co-host of Fox News' Fox & Friends on Friday after a month-long medical leave and got emotional as she revealed that she had surgery to remove a "tennis ball-sized tumor" from her abdomen and that, thankfully, it was not cancer.
The 37-year-old, who smiled and looked radiant in a lilac wrap dress, cited a "scary week" of uncertainty and added that she had "serious talks at home," where she lives with husband Tim Hasselbeck, 36, and their three children, daughter Grace, 9, and sons Taylor, 7, and Isaiah, 5.
Elisabeth's hiatus from Fox & Friends began on Oct. 15 and co-host Steve Doocy explained at the time that she had undergone surgery the day before and was "doing just fine," without elaborating. He said she would be absent for a "couple of weeks."
"I had a...tennis ball-sized tumor that they said needed to come out," Elisabeth said on Friday's show. "I had a little bit of a scary waiting period to know what it was but it was benign. I'm beyond thankful to have a clean bill of health."