As physicians found blood clots in his body, a while ago the weatherman shared the news with his viewers that he had been hospitalized.
For this reason, he has been off our screens for quite a while.
In a tweet accompanied by an image of flowers, Al Roker shared some details regarding his health worry.
“So many of you have been thoughtfully asking where I’ve been,” he began his post. “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.”
Innocently, many of you have wondered where I am. Last week, I was hospitalized with a blood clot that originated in my leg and eventually made its way to my lungs. After some medical whack-a-mole, I’m very relieved to finally be receiving top-notch care and making progress in my rehabilitation. We hope to see you soon and thank you for your prayers and concern. Best wishes to all for a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.
The TV star has a history of health issues. He came clean about his prostate cancer diagnosis and surgery from two years ago. As a result of his hip and knee issues, he had undergone multiple surgeries.
Roker has been a broadcaster since the mid-1970s, and his newscasts have won a number of honors since then. He recently finished the Brooklyn Half Marathon despite a number of health issues.
It wasn’t surprising that words of support would begin to arrive. Hoda Kotb, who wished him well, commented, “Al Roker– hurry back to us… counting the days xoxoxo,” and Jenna Bush Hager, who added, “Love you Al! Hurry home. You are missed and loved beyond measure!”
It was said by Dylan Dryer, “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!”
In addition, Savannah Guthrie stated, “You are the toughest person we know. We hope to see you again very soon.”
“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.
Al Roker Returns to Today Show After Health Battle
Two months after being hospitalized for blood clots, Al Roker returned to the Today show.
The newscaster and his wife, ABC News journalist Deborah Roberts, recently discussed the severity of his “frightening” condition in a new interview.
“It’s not lost on us that this is a major, major thing for Al to be here,” Roberts said. “He is a living, breathing miracle. He really is. And I have to say, I’m not overstating it — I don’t think — Al was a very, very, very sick man, and I think most people did not know that.”
She said that it will take some time for doctors to fully grasp her husband’s situation. “It was a team that had to figure out what was happening,” she said. “He was a medical mystery for a couple of weeks. And it was the most tumultuous, frightening journey we have ever been on.”
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