Many have been well aware of Al Roker’s recent absents from the normal Today Show cast for the last two weeks and now the world knows why he’s been away from the cameras.
According to a statement he released on his personal Instagram page on Friday, Roker revealed he had a recent health scare that landed him in the hospital. Alongside a picture of a bouquet of flowers, Roker shared a few more details.
“So many of you have been thoughtfully asking where I’ve been,” Roker began. “Last week I was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in my leg which sent some clots into my lungs.”
“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.”
Roker didn’t reveal when he will be back with the Today Show or if he will reprise one of his beloved roles for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Many of his Today Show colleagues took to the comments section of his post to wish him a speedy recovery.
Hoda Kotb wrote, “Al Roker– hurry back to us… counting the days xoxoxo.” And Jenna Bush Hager added, “Love you Al! Hurry home. You are missed and loved beyond measure!”
Dylan Dryer said, “Love you Al and praying every day for a speedy recovery!” And Craig Melvin wrote, “Love you brother…can’t wait to have you back!”
And Savannah Guthrie said, “You’re the strongest person we know. We miss you and will see you soon!!”
As of Sunday, November 20, no other information regarding Roker’s health or recovery has been revealed. Mamas Uncut will update this article as new information becomes available.
“He’s in good spirits, we’ve all talked to him,” said Guthrie said on Friday’s show. “He’s in great spirits,” Kotb further noted.