Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier told fans he was lucky to survive a harrowing car crash earlier this week.
In a statement Tuesday, Baier, 48, revealed that he, his wife, and their two sons were involved in a "major car crash" during a ski trip to Montana.
Baier blamed "icy roads" for the crash, and thanked "a man driving by named Zach who stopped and helped, we were able to climb out of the flipped car. And thanks to the first responders and Montana Highway Patrol - we made it to the hospital quickly."
While the Special Report host and his family are doing fine, Baier shared a serious warning with his followers:
"My advice to everyone is to always wear your seatbelt [sic] and to count your blessings everyday," he wrote. "Don’t take anything for granted – every day is a blessing and family is everything. It’s always good to remind yourself of that before something does it for you."
Other news anchors, including CNN’s S.E. Cupp and NBC’s Willie Geist, reached out to Baier with messages of support.
Good advice — so relieved you’re all okay. https://t.co/fPNnA1SmSG— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) January 22, 2019
.@BretBaier has faced down plenty of life’s challenges with class, grit and a sense of humor, and he’ll undoubtedly do the same with this one. Much love to you B, Amy, Daniel & Paul.— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) January 22, 2019
So did The Late Show host Stephen Colbert, who broke the news to his audience as Baier was scheduled to appear on his show Tuesday night.
"We just found out that [Baier] and his family were in a car accident in Montana," Colbert told his audience. "Bad, like, Jaws of Life to get him out of there. They’re all in the hospital but they’re going to be OK. And we just want to say, we hope you’re doing better."
"Bret's message to everybody out there is they are going to be OK," Colbert added. "Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for him and his family, and please, wear your seat belt."
The Baier family say they have all since been released from the hospital.
Baier recently signed a new, multi-year deal with Fox News, and will remain the Special Report anchor through 2020. The anchor has already hosted the news show for more than a decade.