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KTLA 5 Weatherman Mark Kriski Speaks Out About Near-Death Experience With Pneumonia

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mark kriski KTLA 5 Weatherman Mark Kriski Speaks Out About Near Death Experience With Pneumonia

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For the first time since his illness, KTLA 5 weatherman Mark Kriski came to K-EARTH 101 to speak out about his severe bout with pneumonia that kept him off the KTLA Morning News since November, 2010. He’s back full of energy and is preparing for his big return to his morning show post to give all of Los Angeles the daily forecast starting on Monday!

Listen to the entire interview with Mark Kriski as he explains first hand what he experienced exclusively with the K-EARTH 101 Morning Show!

[pullquote quote="I feel great right now, but wow, what a ride over the holidays." credit="Mark Kriski"]

We’ve missed hearing his daily weather forecasts, but Mark Kriski has fully recovered from his serious illness that kept him off the air. For the first time, Mark has personally spoken out about what really happened during this scary experience.

“I feel great right now, but wow, what a ride over the holidays,” Mark told Gary & Lisa. He continued by explaining how he came down with the illness saying, “It starts out just as easy as catching a cold, turns into a little bit of pneumonia. Then all of a sudden, I got some infections…and they just don’t have the antibiotics right now that managed to effectively knock them out.”

The infections spread into his internal organs affecting his kidneys, lungs, liver and heart, almost causing his organ functions to completely shut down. He had to be taken to the ICU and had two operations to drain fluids and was kept at the hospital for two and a half months to recover.

He has one more final procedure in a couple of weeks to make sure everything is functioning normally and everything’s cleared up. He returns to work on Monday on KLTA 5 Morning News from 7-10, but let his near-death experience be a lesson to get checked out when you come down with a cold.

Listen to the entire interview and hear straight from Mark himself what he went through during those few months.

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