THE TODAY Show host Al Roker’s friends, fan, and colleagues, have flooded his Instagram with well-wishes.
The meteorologist has been hospitalized with blood clots.
NBCAl Roker’s colleagues and friends have wished him well after he revealed his scary diagnosis[/caption]
GettyThe meteorologist was hospitalized with blood clots in his legs and lungs[/caption]
No one knew what was wrong with him, except that his wife Deborah Roberts said he was feeling ill.
The 68-year-old took to Instagram to finally reveal what was wrong.
Al said that he has blood clots in his leg and lungs.
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He shared a photo of a flower bouquet and a coffee mug, captioned: “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.
“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,” he closed.
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During Friday’s episode of Today, the hosts mentioned Al’s absence as they addressed fan concerns.
They noted the weatherman’s post and also sent their support to the TV star and his family.
‘LOVE YOU, AL!’
Al’s colleagues commented on his post and sent him all the love.
Savannah Guthrie said: “You’re the strongest person we know. We miss you and will see you soon!!”
“Al Roker– hurry back to us… counting the days xoxoxo,” wrote Hoda Kotb.
His co-host, Dylan Dreyer commented: “Love you Al and praying every day for a speedy recovery!”
“Love you Al! Hurry home. You are missed and loved beyond measure!” said Jenna Bush Hager.
“Love you brother…can’t wait to have you back!” wrote Craig Melvin.
Fill-in host, Jacob Soboroff, said: “Love you Al. Sending all of the prayers up and best vibes your way. Can’t wait to see you very soon.”
Actress Octavia Spencer said: “Praying for you, dear friend!”
Many fans said they were saying prayers and send positive thoughts.
“We’ve missed you!! Glad to hear you’re on the recovery track now!” wrote one fan.
“We all were worried about you. Hope you are well soon. We miss you but your health is more important,” said another.
A third fan commented: “We miss your smiling face every morning. Hope you are able to come back soon.”
Al’s wife, Deborah, also commented on the post with gratitude.
“So grateful for the top notch medical care and prayer warriors from every corner. We love you dearly sweet Al and can’t wait to get you home,” she said.
On Thursday, a source close to Al exclusively revealed to The U.S. Sun that the beloved weatherman “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 such a wonderful and energetic guy, so it’s hard to remember that he’s 68 years old,” the insider added.
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Deborah reacted to a fan’s prayers for the meteorologist a few days before his announcement.
The photo did not feature Al, or mention him in anyway, but fans were still concerned about him.
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A few days ago, a TODAY fan commented on Deborah’s post and said: “I’m so worried about Al!!! Speedy tell him feel better soon.”
To that, his wife responded with a praying hands emoji.
Instagram/alrokerAl shared an update with his followers on Instagram as he posted a bouquet of flowers[/caption]
The Mega AgencyOctavia Spencer said she was praying for her friend, Al[/caption]
GettyThe View’s Sara Haines even sent Al love on his post[/caption]