Injured Motown Weatherman Thanks Viewers

Earlier this week, FTVLive told you that WXYZ Chief Meteorologist Dave Rexroth was hurt in a fireworks accident over the holiday weekend.

Rexroth is surgery Today after being seriously injured in a fireworks accident in Iowa. The station reported that Rexroth has lost vision in his left eye and will be receiving a prosthetic eye.

Before heading into surgery, Rexroth reached out to say "thank you" to the viewers.

"Although the past few days have been challenging, I have been overwhelmed by the love and kind words from not only those closest to me but every single one of you," says Rexroth. "Over my 14 years in Detroit and southeast Michigan, I've been truly blessed with the most caring and supportive viewers, coworkers and friends ever. Your thoughts, prayers, and encouragement are really helping me get through this. Thank you all so much. I look forward to being back on air and being able to thank you directly."

The station expects him to return to work in the fall.