|Neil Rogers - photographed at WIOD, Sept., 1990|
|A photograph I shot of Neil Rogers in Sept. 1990 at WIOD.|
Tom Jicha of the Sun-Sentinel reports that surgery which had been scheduled today for retired talk show host Neil Rogers has been cancelled.
Neil Rogers will not have open heart surgery after all, according to a close friend.
Doctors decided to cancel Rogers’ surgery, scheduled for Friday then moved to Tuesday. He has been transferred to hospice care, said former radio colleague Craig Worthing, who has been visiting Rogers at Westside Regional Hospital.
Rogers’ attorney and friend, Norm Kent, confirmed that the surgery was canceled because Rogers is too weak for a favorable prognosis. A meeting was scheduled for later Tuesday, he said, in which how and where Rogers will receive hospice care will be discussed.
Rogers has suffered a stroke and a heart attack, possibly two, since last summer. He returned to Broward, where he has maintained a home, from Toronto, where he had been living, on Nov. 7 for treatment and to be closer to friends. Rogers, 68, has no surviving immediate family.