Jim Gardner Tweets That He’s Back in the Hospital

Gardner, who just returned from a monthlong break after bicep surgery, tweeted this morning that he’s in the hospital with an infection.

Jim Gardner

Jim Gardner on Action News in 2015

Just a week after returning from a monthlong leave for bicep surgery, Jim Gardner is back in the hospital.

The longtime Action News anchor revealed on Twitter this morning that he was suffering from severe prostate and urinary tract infections.

Gardner began his career at WPVI on July 1st, 1976. He has anchored the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts since 1977. (That’s a long time! For example, he reported on both Villanova national championships.) He is a member of the Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame.

He went on leave last month for bicep tendon surgery, and later tweeted a photo of himself with a heavily-braced arm. He was profiled by Rich Rys in the May 2006 edition of Philadelphia magazine.