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Inside Today host Al Roker’s history of scary health battles as he now recovers from blood clots in his lungs and leg

Inside Today host Al Roker’s history of scary health battles as he now recovers from blood clots in his lungs and leg

THE Today host Al Roker has had a history of medical scares as he updated his followers about his current health status from his hospital room.

Al, 68, – who has been with the Today Show for more than 24 years as their official weatherman – previously had to deal with prostate cancer, emergency carpal tunnel surgery, and hip replacement.

APAl Roker revealed he had blood clots in his lungs and leg[/caption]

NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal viaAl has been’ been off the air for almost two weeks’ from The Today Show[/caption]

On November 18th, the NBC star revealed on social media that he had been admitted to a hospital

In his Instagram post, Al shared a photo of a flower bouquet and a coffee mug that said: “NBC News Weather.”


NBCAl shared a photo of his flowers and a coffee mug on Instagram[/caption]

The Today host captioned his post: “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.

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“After some medical whack-a-mole, I am so fortunate to be getting terrific medical care and on the way to recovery.”

The weatherman closed: “Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers, and hope to see you soon. Have a great weekend, everyone.” 


Recently, a source close to the beloved weathercaster exclusively revealed to The U.S. Sun that he “hasn’t been feeling well.” 

“He’s been off the air for almost two weeks. It’s been an ongoing issue he’s been dealing with.” 

“He’s been off the air for almost two weeks. It’s been an ongoing issue he’s been dealing with.” 

The insider closed: “He’s such a wonderful and energetic guy, so it’s hard to remember that he’s 68 years old,” 


NBC / InstagramAl underwent surgery for prostate cancer back in 2020[/caption]

In November 2020, the TV personality revealed his prostate cancer diagnosis to co-stars and viewers.

About two months later, he underwent surgery to overcome an “aggressive” version of the disease.

While sharing photos alongside his wife and son, Al thanked “everyone at the Josie Robertson Surgery Center” and mentioned receiving “wonderful care packages from my co-workers.”  

Al felt “relieved to let you all know that my prostate cancer surgery is done and back home.”

He returned to the show on December 2020 after an absence of almost nine months.


NBC / InstagramAl had total hip replacement surgery back in 2019[/caption]

In September 2019, Al had total hip replacement surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

The anchor went through one-hour surgery on his left hip after struggling with the “excruciating pain” from the degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis.

Two weeks after the surgery, Al used a cane as he returned to the NBC show. 

Before getting back on his feet, he received help from a physical therapist for about three hours.

Al described the frightening rollercoaster ride: “This happened within like within three months.

“All of a sudden, I went from a little twinge to like excruciating pain.”


In 2018, the show host underwent “emergency carpal tunnel surgery” just before he made his Broadway debut, according to PEOPLE.

The doctors had to fix a thumb issue that came up during his rehearsals. 

He was rehearsing for Ol’ Joe, the diner owner, in the Waitress musical, before going under the knife with a general anesthetic.

During her segment, co-host Hoda Kotb, 58, described her co-star: “Only Roker has surgery yesterday and comes in today and is going to be on Broadway Friday.” 

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Al and his wife, Good Morning America host Deborah Roberts, have two children together: Leila and Nicholas.

Courtney Roker, 34, is the daughter of Al and Deborah Roker. 

InstagramAl Roker pictured with his three children and wife Deborah Roberts[/caption]

GettyAl has been with The Today Show for more than 24 years[/caption]

GettyDeborah and Al posed together for a photo[/caption]

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