The cast of the Today Show offered some big news regarding Al Roker during their January 3 show.
As Mamas Uncut previously reported, Roker has been absent from the show since November after he endured a scary health issue. Roker spent several days in the hospital after blood clots traveled from his legs to his lungs.
It was revealed on Thanksgiving Day that Roker was able to go home to celebrate with his family. However, shortly after going home, Roker was admitted back into the hospital again for further medical assistance.
Eventually, Roker got to return home in time for the Holidays where he has remained since. And now, his Today Show colleagues are revealing that Roker is coming back to Studio 1A.
On January 6, Roker will be back on the Today Show where he belongs! Craig Melvin was excited about the news saying, “everyone will be back together.” To which Savannah Guthrie added, the show is “not the same without Al. Our sunshine is coming back Friday morning.”
As Mamas Uncut previously reported, it was Roker’s first time in 27 years to miss co-anchoring the parade. And he was definitely missed.
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,” Al 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!!”
“He’s in good spirits, we’ve all talked to him,” said Guthrie said when explaining Roker absents initially. “He’s in great spirits,” Kotb further noted.