‘Today’ show anchor Al Roker hospitalized for blood clots


Al Roker is recovering after being hospitalized last week for blood clots, the NBC “Today” weather anchor said Friday.

“So many of you have thoughtfully asked where I’ve been. Last week I was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in my leg that sent some clots into my lungs,” the 68-year-old Roker announced on Instagram.

“After some medical whack-a-mole I am lucky enough to receive great medical care and be on the road to recovery,” he wrote. “Thanks for all the good wishes and prayers and hope to see you soon. Have a great weekend everyone.”

His co-anchors wished him well online and on the show.

“Al Roker – hurry back to us… count the days xoxoxo,” Hoda Kotb said in response to Roker’s post.

“He’s in a good mood, we’ve all talked to him,” Savannah Guthrie said on Friday’s show.

Roker’s wife, ABC News correspondent Deborah Roberts, posted that she was grateful for “the top-notch medical care and prayer warriors from every corner.”

“We love you dearly dear Al and can’t wait to bring you home,” Roberts wrote, adding heart emojis.

It was not immediately announced whether Roker could co-host NBC’s coverage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which he has done since 1995.

Roker was also off the air for two weeks in 2020 after undergoing successful prostate cancer surgery.

Roker said he made his diagnosis public to highlight the risk of prostate cancer, especially among black men.

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