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Today host Al Roker’s wife Deborah Roberts reveals the star is ‘resilient’ after he’s rushed to hospital for blood clots

Today host Al Roker’s wife Deborah Roberts reveals the star is ‘resilient’ after he’s rushed to hospital for blood clots

TODAY host Al Roker’s wife, Deborah Roberts, has opened up about the star after he was rushed to the hospital for blood clots.

The weather anchor has been recovering from blood clots in his leg and lungs.

GettyTODAY’s Al Roker recently revealed that he was hospitalized but recovering from blood clots in his legs and lungs[/caption]

GettyAl’s wife, ABC News correspondent Deborah Roberts, has commended her husband’s ‘resiliency’[/caption]

Along with hundreds of other “get well” wishes, Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer, 52, took time to check in on Al, 68.

The Fruitvale Station actress commented on Al’s health update, writing: “Glad you’re feeling better! You’re an inspiration to us all and definitely one of the most resilient.”

The TODAY star’s wife, a ABC News senior national affairs correspondent, responded to Octavia’s heartfelt mention, writing “He is indeed,” punctuated with a “red heart” emoji.

Deborah, 62, also opened up about her husband’s condition and shared sweet photos of them together on her own Instagram account.

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The 20/20 contributing anchor posted a selfie of herself and her husband in the backyard of their home.

They both smiled at the camera while wearing similar denim outfits.

The second entry featured a rare photo of Al, Deborah, and their kids on their daughter’s graduation day.

Deborah captioned the post: “You are the shining sun and star in our family, Al. Love you so much. Can’t wait til you’re feeling like your old self.”

Earlier this week, Deborah gave worried fans some insight as to why her husband has been missing from the morning show.

While a few TODAY show hosts have taken turns being out recently, Al was consistently missing for a couple of weeks.

Unable to get answers straight from the source, fans flocked to the meteorologist’s wife’s Instagram.

Deborah posted late last week about a new GMA segment she was working on for the show’s next book club pick.

Though the photos didn’t feature Al, followers still made sure to inquire about Al in the comments.

One concerned social media user asked: “Is Al Roker ill? Hasn’t been on Instagram or on the Today show. Worried.”

“Ahh thanks for this,” Deborah wrote on Friday. “He’s a bit under the weather but ok.”


Al divulged that he had blood clots in his leg and lungs with an Instagram post.

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.

During Friday’s episode of Today, the hosts mentioned Al’s absence as they addressed fan concerns.


Following the news, Al’s co-host Savannah Guthrie reacted: “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.

Another 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.

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“Love you brother…can’t wait to have you back!” wrote Craig Melvin.

The View‘s Sara Haines even chimed in: “Sending love Al!!!!”

InstagramDeborah shared photos of herself with Al as the morning show host recovers[/caption]

The Mega AgencyAcademy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer sent well-wishes to the TODAY show host[/caption]

Instagram/alrokerAl addressed his absence from the TODAY show and revealed the reasoning for it with an Instagram post on Friday[/caption]

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