Update 2022: What Was Wrong With John Kruk?
John Kruk was hospitalized and underwent surgery to remove his gallbladder on May 23, 2022. He had therefore missed a considerable amount of the Phillies broadcast.
@JohnKruk welcome back Krukker... we missed you... it's not the same without you... but more importantly, God's blessings for restored health & total healing ♥️???— akitabaseballmom (@RuthAnnGerald1) July 5, 2022
He wanted surgery so he could finally be free of all the pain and the restrictions. Kruk has been extremely open on Twitter about the discomfort he is feeling and his desire to have the treatment completed as soon as possible.
After a week of rest and recovery, Kruk tweeted to his followers that the pain from the surgery has almost totally subsided. According to news reports, he was rehabilitating at his home in Naples, Florida.
By the beginning of June, he had returned. There is no doubting how much John Kruk's humor and sarcasm are adored by the audience. People have always spoken more about his Phillies broadcast than the actual games.
In the most recent game, he related a story where players claimed they believed they had been listening to a radio broadcast for some time. People adore him because he uses his broadcasts to make the game exciting.