Al Roker, the longtime Today show anchor, shared worrying news on Instagram.
The weatherman told his fans how he’s been hospitalized and receiving treatment after doctors found blood clots. That was the reason why he was absent from our screens for the past two weeks.
Along with a photo of flowers, Al Roker shared a few details of the health scare he suffered.
“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.”
This isn’t the first time for the TV personality to experience health issues. Two years ago, he revealed he’d been diagnosed with prostate cancer and had to have an organ removed. On top of it, he had undergone several surgeries to help him with his hip and knees issues.
Roker, who has been working in broadcast since the mid-’70s, has won a number of prizes over the years for his newscasts. Despite experiencing plenty of health issues, he was able to complete the Brooklyn Half Marathon just six months ago.
As expected, messages with well-wishes started pouring in. Among those who wished him a speedy recovery were Hoda Kotb, who wrote, “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!”
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 wrote, “You’re the strongest person we know. We miss you and will see you 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.
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