Amy Andrews From Detroit's Fox 2 News Hasn't Been on the Air in a While — What Happened?

Amy previously stepped away in February to undergo a refractive lens exchange, but she was absent again in April.

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Apr. 22 2024, Updated 12:15 p.m. ET

Fox 2 Detroit viewers have grown accustomed to seeing Amy Andrews as one of the leading news anchors since 2011. For a little while though, she’s been missing from her usual slot.

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Amy hasn’t been live on the air in a bit, and her fans are starting to get a little worried. Some have even directed their concerns to X (formerly Twitter) to find out where she's been. Here’s what we know about the situation.

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What happened to Amy Andrews from Fox 2 News in Detroit?

At the beginning of February 2024, Amy stepped away from Fox 2 News to undergo a refractive lens exchange. In her update to fans posted to X, Amy explained that the outpatient surgery was only performed on her left eye due to her "having a tough time [seeing] out of that eye due to the cloudiness and swelling."

She also mentioned she might undergo surgery for her right eye, though it isn't clear if she actually did. Amy also revealed to fans that she has "been basically blind since [she] was three, [she] had Lasik when [she] was 22, but that has since worn off."

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While Amy seemed to have jumped back into the spotlight following her eye surgery, she went missing once again in April 2024. Although it's unclear what prompted Amy to take another break, on April 19, Amy assured curious fans on X that she will back on Fox 2 soon.

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These weren't the first times Amy Andrews has been missing from Fox 2 News.

Back in May 2022, Amy posted a message to her fans and followers on social media saying, “Hello my loves. A lot of you have been asking where I’ve been. Unfortunately, I have to take a few weeks off from anchoring @FOX2News mornings to deal with some health issues."

She continued, "I want you to know I will miss you very much. Please keep me in your thoughts.”

Her comment sections on Instagram and X were filled with messages of support. One fan wrote, "Amy, sending you lots of love, gentle hugs, and many positive healing prayers." But for those who are curious, Amy didn’t open up about the specific details of the health issues at the time.

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Amy Andrews's fans reacted with concern to her being away from Fox 2 News.

With this newest break from the news, fans are once again sending their best wishes Amy's way.

"Been worried about you and miss you," one viewer wrote under her April 19, 2024 tweet about being back soon.

"It will be great to see you again! You're amazing, Amy Andrews," another fan wrote, adding: "God bless you forever!"

Even now, when Amy finds herself in a need of time off from the show, her fans are always there to show their support.

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