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Today’s Al Roker returns home to family after major health scare and issues touching message to concerned fans

Today’s Al Roker returns home to family after major health scare and issues touching message to concerned fans

AL Roker has been released from the hospital after a nearly two-week stay to treat blood clots.

The Today show weatherman shared the news on his Instagram.

InstagramAl Roker is home after being hospitalized again[/caption]

GettyThe Today Show weatherman was battling blood clots[/caption]

“Home! So incredibly grateful to family, friends, medical folks, @todayshow family and all your thoughts and prayers,” he wrote.

The 68-year-old had been hospitalized since the day after Thanksgiving.

The much-adored weatherman has been a mainstay of The Today Show for over 25 years.

However, his absence from the show has been heartbreaking for his legions of fans.

As questions of his whereabouts grew into the festive period, Al made an Instagram post confirming he has been in the hospital receiving treatment for blood clots.

“Last week, I was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in my leg, which sent some clots into my lungs,” he wrote.

However, he revealed on Thanksgiving Day that he was being discharged from the hospital.

“This is my version of the Thanksgiving Day parade. Getting ready to leave the hospital. … Time to blow this taco stand,” Roker said in an Instagram video, as he was seen exiting a hospital.


Blood clots are not uncommon for cancer patients as they are considered four times more likely to develop a blood clot event than individuals without cancer, according to Hematology Oncology.

Also on Thanksgiving, Al posted a photo of himself watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from his home.

He appeared to be happy and captioned the post: “Back home in time to catch a little bit of the #macysthanksgivingdayparade Missing being next to @savannahguthrie and @hodakotb.”

Later that same day, he posted photos with his family and wrote: “So very #thankful to be able to be home for #thanksgiving #dinner with #family.”

On November 30, 2022, Al was scheduled to appear alongside Today hosts Savannah GuthrieHoda Kotb, and Craig Melvin for the 2022 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting special.

However, he was replaced by actor Mario Lopez while he continued his recovery.


The veteran weatherman was rushed to the hospital again the day after Thanksgiving due to blood clots.

Earlier on Thursday, Al assured his followers that he was expected to be discharged soon.

He captured a snap of the sun rising over New York City, taken from his bed at an uptown Manhattan hospital.

The meteorologist wrote in his caption: “Hopefully coming home soon but when your spirit sags a bit, you get to see that and recharge. God Bless you all for all the prayers and well wishes for me and my family.”

InstagramAl was flanked by family members upon his discharge[/caption]

InstagramHe was previously hospitalized and released the first time after Thanksgiving[/caption]

GettyFans hope the beloved weatherman is back on the air soon[/caption]

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