Al Roker, presenter and weatherman for the morning show “Today” was taken back to the hospital last week, just one day after release.
After the initial reporting from Page Six, Roker co-host Hoda Kotb confirmed on Thursday re-admitted “Due to some complications” following treatment for a blood clot.
Kotb He reassured Wednesday that he was absent from both the NBC program and the annual Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center in New York City. viewers said the Roker was in “very good condition”.
He is resting and his doctors are watching him closely. “Al and his family want everyone to know how grateful they are for all the love, support and well wishes.” aforementioned.
Kotb also shared that he and co-host Craig Melvin were able to FaceTime with the weatherman at the tree-lighting ceremony, saying “he gave us a big thumbs up”.
On November 18, the 68-year-old appeared instagram He said he was hospitalized a week ago “with a blood clot in my leg that sent some clots to my lungs.”
“After a medical mole, I am very lucky to have received terrific medical care and to be on the path to recovery. Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers and hope to see you soon.”
His hospitalization caused him to miss the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time in more than a quarter of a century, which left a huge void for many loyal viewers.
On November 24, Roker added on social media that after his discharge, he watched the event on TV at home and missed the co-host with Savannah Guthrie and Kotb.
“In the last 27 parades, right now… [typically] Back to Al Roker, our ‘Today’ show mate and best friend,” Kotb aforementioned during the parade. ”But as many of you have heard, Al is recovering and is recovering very well from a recent medical issue.”
Roker’s wife, ABC News reporter Deborah Roberts, is also on vacation. expressing his love for the weatherman, saying in an Instagram post that she was grateful for “all the support and well wishes from every corner”.
However, Page Six reported on Wednesday that the beloved TV personality was hospitalized by ambulance the day after Thanksgiving.
In 2020, Roker announced that he had cancer and would have surgery to remove his prostate.
The “Today” co-host said the disease was diagnosed early but also “a bit aggressive”, calling it a “good news-bad news” diagnosis at the time.
It is not known when Roker will be released from the hospital again.