“It happened last week, actually, and then I lost my vision in my right eye about 24 hours later, and then it turned out to be kind of serious,” Guthrie said during a phone call she made to the show’s anchors. “They were afraid my retina would detach. They told me to just take it easy and they’ve been doing a bunch of laser procedures, trying to avoid having to do the full surgery,” she said. She has not appeared on air in the program’s last two broadcasts.
“I’m not supposed to jump up and down or anything because it’s kind of literally hanging by a thread. I’m very positive because I think it’s going to be okay,” Guthrie said.