fans of today The show has been missing Al Roker since he left due to health issues, and his co-host Hoda Kotb updated fans on the status of his recovery. Roker has been hospitalized and is recovering from a blood clot, but Kotb reassures viewers that he is in “extremely good care”.
Al Roker hospitalized for blood clot
The rocker was hospitalized in November, revealing in an Instagram post that he was receiving treatment for blood clots. “Last week I was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in my leg, which sent some clots to my lungs,” Anker explained.
A few weeks later, he shared a video of himself walking through the hospital, telling his followers that he was “getting ready to leave the hospital.”
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However, just one day after his release, Roker was taken back to the hospital.
page six informed of, “His condition was worrying, but he improved once he was back in the hospital.” Roker’s co-hosts also discussed his health in a recent episode today performance.
Hoda Kotb tells viewers ‘she’s in great care’
“We all wish Al could be with us,” Kotb said, referring to the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree-lighting ceremony. “But due to some complications, he is back in the hospital and he is under very good care. He is resting and his doctors are keeping a close eye on him.”
She continued, “Al and his family want everyone to know how grateful they are for everyone’s love, support and well wishes.”
Kotb also shared that he and his co-host Craig Melvin met with Tree-Lighting to FaceTime Roker and he gave him “a big thumbs-up”.
Fan Reactions: ‘We Can’t Imagine a World Without Al Roker’
“O-pray you get better and feel healthy,” wrote a fan below Kotb and Melvin’s video clip. Another commented, “Sad to hear this. Blood clots are foul smelling. Best wishes to @alroker.
Another wrote, “Missed seeing you on the TODAY show! Praying for your full recovery!” Someone else commented, “We wish you a safe recovery and a healthy holiday season.. .In short we can’t imagine a world without Al Roker.”
Fans are disappointed that Roker hasn’t been on the air for the past few weeks, missing big events like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree-lighting celebration, but they’re happy to hear he’s doing better. Used to be!