Al Roker took to Instagram Friday to share he has been hospitalized amid his latest absence from the Today present.
“So many of you have been thoughtfully asking where I’ve been. Last week I was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in my leg, which sent some clots into my lungs,” the weatherman and anchor wrote in the post. “After some medical whack-a-mole, I am so fortunate to be getting terrific medical care and on the way to recovery. Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers and hope to see you soon. Have a great weekend, everyone.”
The Today present hosts also spoke about Roker’s condition on Friday’s show.
“He’s in good spirits. We’ve all talked to him,” anchor Savannah Guthrie stated.
Among the assist from co-workers and followers, Roker’s spouse, ABC correspondent Deborah Roberts, wrote, “So grateful for the top-notch medical care and prayer warriors from every corner. We love you dearly sweet Al and can’t wait to get you home.”
This isn’t the primary well being battle Roker has had lately. In November 2020, he revealed that he was identified with prostate most cancers and underwent surgical procedure to have his prostate eliminated. During that point, the climate anchor stated he hoped to highlight how Black males are at-risk for the illness and wished to carry consciousness to the truth that one in seven Black males might be identified with prostate most cancers of their life.
At this level, Roker continues to be listed as one of many hosts of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast on NBC.