Weatherman and anchor Al Roker was admitted to the hospital last month after revealing he had been treated for blood clots.
Hoda Kotb, co-host of the show, said Roker was back in the hospital due to some complications, telling viewers Thursday that he was in very good care. He is resting and his doctors are keeping a close eye on him. She said Al and his family want everyone to know how grateful they are for all the love, support and well wishes.
Roker was unable to attend the lighting of the Rockefeller Center tree on Wednesday.
It was wonderful hosting the celebration, but we all wished that Al could have been with us, Kotb said.
She and co-host Craig Melvin recently spoke to Roker over FaceTime and he gave them a big thumbs-up. On Wednesday, Roker's daughter Leila posted a selfie on her Instagram story, saying: thank you to all the wonderful friends and family who have reached out. We appreciate it. On November 18, Roker, 68, revealed on Instagram that he had been admitted to the hospital the previous week 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 great medical care and on the way to recovery. He wrote at the time thanks for all the well wishes and prayers and hope to see you soon.
Fellow TODAY anchors commented on his post, wishing him well.
Al Roker hurry back to us. Kotb wrote, counting the days xoxoxo.
You are the strongest person we know. Co-anchor Savannah Guthrie said, adding a heart emoji at the end of her reply.
On Thanksgiving Day he posted that he was heading back home in time for Thanksgiving dinner and watched his peers host the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV, marking the first time he wasn't hosting the spectacle in more than a quarter of a century.
For the past 27 parades, we would turn to Al Roker, who is our 'TODAY' show colleague and our best pal, but as a lot of you have heard, Al s recovering well from a recent medical issue, Kotb said during the parade.
Guthrie said that we love you Al, we'll see you next year.
In 2020, Roker revealed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent surgery.
He said at the time that he wanted to publicly reveal his diagnosis to highlight the fact that 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Roker took some time off after the diagnosis and returned to the TODAY show with a clean bill of health.
He told TODAY viewers that it was a great relief.