MEDIA
05/15/2014 08:53 am ET | Updated Jun 12, 2014

Lawrence O'Donnell Updates Viewers On His Recovery After Car Accident

"Last Word" host Lawrence O'Donnell has been off the air since April, and he called into his show Wednesday to tell viewers how he is doing.

O'Donnell was in a car accident while traveling outside of the country last month.

Speaking to guest host Ari Melber on Wednesday, O'Donnell revealed more details about his injuries, which included a broken hip. He said he had to undergo surgery for the first time in his life.

"I'm getting pretty good on crutches, and one thing I want everyone to know -- the Karl Rove rumor that I've had brain damage, that is completely untrue," he joked. O'Donnell said he expects to be back on air in June, and added that he is meeting with his surgeon next week and will have more information on his exact return then.

Watch his comments in the clip above.

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