Chris Cuomo: CNN show is not "worth my time" anymore

Chris Cuomo apparently realized a thing or two during his battle with coronavirus. The CNN anchor on Monday vented on his radio show about how he no longer sees the point of his primetime position — and would trade it all for the freedom to tell his critics to "go to hell."

"I don't want to spend my time doing things that I don't think are valuable enough to me personally," Cuomo said on his SiriusXM show. "Like what? Well, I don't like what I do professionally, I've decided."

Cuomo said his recent bout of COVID-19 made him rethink his job as the host of CNN's top-rated "Cuomo Prime Time."

"I don't think it's worth my time," he said.

The New York Post first reported on Cuomo's comments.

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The CNN star rattled off a long list of grievances about his on-air gig. He said he doesn't "value indulging irrationality, hyper-partisanship" or "trafficking in things that I think are ridiculous." He also said he doesn't want to spend time talking to either Democrats or Republicans who are spouting things they don't really mean.

And he said he's done analyzing President Trump, who he said is "full of s--t by design."

Cuomo — who ended up in headlines last year after confronting a man who called him "Fredo," an insult against Italians — also recounted a story about a "loser biker" who heckled him on Easter for being outside his home with his family despite being diagnosed with coronavirus.

Cuomo said he felt his celebrity left him "in an almost powerless position" during the confrontation, and he wished he could just tell critics to "go to hell."

"That matters to me more than making millions of dollars a year," Cuomo said.

CNN representatives did not immediately comment to CBS News about Cuomo's remarks.

Cuomo's rant came the same day he expressed frustration on his CNN show about still fighting symptoms two weeks after being diagnosed with coronavirus. Besides the physical ailments, he said the virus also "creates emotional illness and creates psychological illness."

"It is causing people depression. And it's creating brain fog. And it's creating edginess in people," he said. "I'm experiencing that. It messes with your head, this virus. And I don't know where it leaves you afterwards."

Cuomo has previously struck a more positive tone during the coronavirus crisis — including viral conversations with his older brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo — and kept broadcasting from his basement even during the worst days after his diagnosis. Governor Cuomo credited his little brother for "doing a great public service" for continuing his show while fighting the virus.

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