WCIA (Champaign, Illinois) Anchor Dave Benton has been off the air the last few days and now we know why.
Benton posted on the station's Facebook page that he is about to undergo brain surgery:
You may have noticed I've been gone a few days and I wanted to let you know why. I'm scheduled to have brain surgery tomorrow. Doctors found a tumor and they're taking it out. We will know more after that. I hope to be back to work after Thanksgiving.
I believe in the power of prayer. The more people sending some up for me the better.
Thanks for your support,
Benton has been at WCIA since 2005. Here's hoping all goes well and he'll be back in the chair soon.