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Today’s Craig Melvin reveals Hoda Kotb has been ‘dealing with a family health matter’ after several absences in a row

Today’s Craig Melvin reveals Hoda Kotb has been ‘dealing with a family health matter’ after several absences in a row

HODA Kotb has been dealing with a family health matter in her extended absence from The Today Show.

The reporter has raised concerns among fans with cryptic posts on social media in recent weeks.

GettyCraig Melvin finally revealed the reason behind Hoda’s disappearance[/caption]

The reporter is dealing with a ‘family health matter’Getty Images – Getty

Finally, Craig Melvin has revealed the reason behind Hoda’s disappearance.

The TV personality told fans on Wednesday morning: “Many of you have been asking about Hoda. Hoda is okay she has a family health matter she’s been dealing with.”

The 58-year-old’s co-star gave no more information regarding her return at this time.


Hoda’s recent posts have left her followers confused and wondering “what’s going on” with the co-anchor. 

She has not been featured on The Today Show since President’s Day when she appeared on a pre-recorded segment.  

The author’s latest Instagram post showed a photograph of some clouds, with the phrase “Choose Hope” after her last appearance in-person on the show on February 17th.


She captioned the post with some heart emojis, prompting a wave of concern from her fans and followers. 

“Ok. Seriously,” one concerned fan wrote. “What is going on with you?

“I know you have a right to privacy, but your truest fans have noticed your absence, and these posts. Worried about you.”

“Find it difficult to watch with you not being there,” added a second viewer.

A third wrote: “Your bright smile is missed. Keeping a good thought for you.”

“Miss you and sending prayers for whatever is going on with you,” remarked a fourth GMA aficionado.

Hoda’s past Instagram posts are also filled with motivational quotes and slogans, with simple captions that wish followers a happy day and ask them to treat others with kindness. 

On February 18th, the TV star shared a throwback photo of herself and her niece, who was celebrating her 16th birthday. 

“How are you 16???? I love you, Hannah!!!! Amazing niece,” she wrote. 

Until now, Hoda’s absence hasn’t been explained by any of her coworkers, worrying fans further. 

The last time she was away from The Today Show was about a year ago when she revealed she’d contracted COVID-19. 

The mother of two shared the news on her social media and kept her followers updated about her health. 

“Thx for the well wishes!” she tweeted. 

“Feeling good.. can’t wait to see you all when I am in the clear! Xo.”

Hoda and her ex-fiancé Joel Schiffman share two daughters, Haley, six, and Hope, three.


Meanwhile, Savannah also abruptly left the Today show on Tuesday following a surprise medical diagnosis.

She hosted for the first half-hour, but then mysteriously disappeared, leaving fans wondering where she’d gone.

Sheinelle Jones sat with Savannah at the desk, as Hoda Kotb remains out.

When the host left, Al Roker stepped in at the desk for a short time.

Fans were left confused; however, Sheinelle explained what happened with Savannah.

She stood next to Al and Carson Daly in front of Dierks Bentley‘s instruments, who played on the show that day and let viewers know that Savannah has Covid-19.

“It has been an interesting morning for us. As we said, Savannah left early,” Sheinelle explained.

“She wasn’t feeling great, so she took a COVID test. It came back positive. So, of course, as soon as we found out, she rushed home to rest up.”

She ended by blowing a kiss and said: “So, Savannah, we love you. Wishing you a speedy recovery.”

GettyHoda has been posting cryptic messages of ‘hope’ on her social media[/caption]

Instagram/@hodakotbShe shares two daughters with her ex Joel[/caption]

GettySavannah abruptly left the show on Tuesday after testing positive for Covid[/caption]

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