Al Roker Recovering After Being Hospitalized For Blood Clots In His Leg & Lungs: I Am So Fortunate To Be Getting Terrific Medical Care
Al Roker is recovering from a serious health scare.
The NBC meteorologist took to Instagram today (Nov. 18) to respond to fans concerned over his “Today” show absence. Al Roker shared a picture of a bouquet of flowers along with a detailed caption about his hospitalization.
The 68-year-old wrote:
“So many of you have been thoughtfully asking where I’ve been. Last week I was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in my leg which sent some clots into my lungs.”
Al Roker, born Albert Lincoln Roker Jr., added:
“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.”
According to reports, this isn’t the first health battle the media personality had to overcome. His latest announcement comes two years after he shared his prostate cancer diagnosis with viewers. In November 2020, he said,
“The good news is we caught it early, not great news is that it’s a little aggressive so I’m going to be taking some time off to take care of this.”
“I don’t want people thinking, ‘Poor Al’ because I’m going to be OK.”
Al Roker has been a part of the “Today” show as the program’s premiere weather anchor since 1996. However, he made appearances as a substitute weathercaster from 1990 to 1995, filling in for the late Willard Scott before his semiretirement. In 2018, while on air, Al Roker was honored for 40 years at NBC. The “Today Plaza” was officially named the “Rokerfeller Plaza” in his honor.
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