Charlie Rose was hospitalized last month after he unexpectedly fell ill and required major surgery.
The revelation came in court documents Rose filed as part of an ongoing lawsuit where he was accused of sexual harassment by three former CBS News staffers.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Rose is asking for an extension to file his initial response to the suit.
"Rose unexpectedly fell ill on July 12, 2018," the documents state, "was hospitalized on July 15, and underwent major surgery on July 17."
Rose's attorney says the former anchor underwent abdominal surgery and requires six weeks recovery.
"Mr. Rose's recent hospitalization and recovery has left him unable to devote the time necessary to work with counsel or prepare a defense to the claims," the attorney explains.
A judge has yet to rule.
Rose was sued in May by three former female staffers, all in their mid-20s. According to Deadline, the women claimed they Rose "subjected Plaintiffs to repeated, ongoing and unlawful physical and verbal sexual harassment, including without limitation: (a) sexual touching; (b) sexual comments; and (c) sexual advances."
Rose was fired last November following multiple accusations of sexual harassment.