Al Roker, the weatherman and host of “The Today Show,” informed viewers that he had been admitted to the hospital last week due to blood clots in his leg and lungs, which is why he had been absent from recent “Today” broadcasts. On Friday morning, the well-liked TV personality posted the breaking news on Instagram.
“So many of you have respectfully inquired as to my whereabouts. I was hospitalized last week after developing a blood clot in my leg that spread to my lungs. I am so grateful to be receiving excellent medical attention and to be making progress toward recovery after some medical whack-a-mole. We appreciate the prayers and well wishes and hope to see you soon. Everyone has a wonderful weekend, he wrote.
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Al Roker, the “Today Show” weatherman, and anchor revealed to viewers that he had been hospitalized last week as a result of blood clots in his leg and lungs, which was why he had missed recent “Today” broadcasts. The well-liked TV personality shared the breaking news on Instagram early on Friday.
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“So many of you have politely requested information regarding my whereabouts. I was admitted to the hospital last week as a result of a blood clot that started in my leg and moved to my lungs. I’m incredibly grateful to be receiving top-notch medical care and to be recovering after some medical whack-a-mole. We value your prayers and well wishes and look forward to seeing you soon. He wished everyone a happy weekend.