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MSNBC statement on Last Word host Lawrence O'Donnell's accident

Lawrence O'Donnell on set of The Last Word.
Lawrence O'Donnell on set of The Last Word.

An MSNBC spokesperson released the following statement:

Lawrence O’Donnell and his brother Michael were injured in a taxi accident on Saturday while vacationing out of the country. They were transported back to the US – Lawrence to NYC and Michael to Boston. They are both under the care of doctors and expected to make a full recovery. Lawrence will be off from MSNBC for several weeks as he recuperates. Our thoughts and support are with the O’Donnell family and we look forward to having Lawrence back on the air soon.

Alex Wagner is expected to fill-in for O’Donnell during the 10pm ET time slot Monday and Tuesday of this week with Ari Melber taking Wednesday and Thursday.