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Andy Rooney health 'serious' after surgery scare

October 25, 2011 |  4:29 pm

CBS' Andy Rooney — who announced his retirement from his regular commentator role on "60 Minutes" last month — is ailing following surgery, the network said Tuesday.

"Andy Rooney underwent minor surgery last week and suffered serious complications," CBS News wrote in a statement. "For that reason, he remains in the hospital, but his condition is stable."

At his retirement, Rooney was at 92 among the oldest persons still working on-air in television. (NBC's Don Pardo still does some announcing for "Saturday Night Live" at age 93.)

Rooney joined "60 Minutes" in 1978.

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Photo: Andy Rooney is ailing following surgery. Credit: Agence France-Presse /Getty Images.