Al Roker provides health update amid second hospitalization

The “Today” co-host was first hospitalized last month with blood clots in his legs and lungs.

WASHINGTON — Al Roker shared Thursday morning that he “hopes to be home soon” after his second-longest hospital stay.

The “Today” co-host and meteorologist were first hospitalized last month with blood clots in his legs and lungs. He was initially released on Thanksgiving, but is said to have been rushed back to the hospital a day later due to “complications”.

“Hopefully you’ll be home soon but when your spirits drop a little you see it and recharge. God bless you all for all the prayers and blessings. nice to me and my family,” Roker wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday.

Health problems caused Roker to miss the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 27 years – an absence noted by many longtime parade viewers.

During the parade broadcast, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb sent their best wishes to Roker.

“In the past 27 parades, at this point, our thoughts are with Al Roker, our fellow on TODAY show and our best friend, but as many of you know, Al is recovering. and he is recovering very well from a recent medical problem,” Kotb said during the parade. “We just wanted to say, ‘We love you Al, we don’t know if you’re watching, but we wish you a full recovery.'”

On Thanksgiving, Roker posted on social media saying he was at home watching the parade on TV after being discharged from the army.

Back in 2020, Roker took a few weeks off broadcast after undergoing a prostatectomy. Roker revealed at the time that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer but that they discovered the disease early. Roker explained at the time that he decided to share the results of his diagnosis publicly to encourage others at risk — especially Black men — to make sure they see a doctor and are Proper screening to prevent cancer is very treatable if caught early.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. Al Roker provides health update amid second hospitalization

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