TODAY star Hoda Kotb has taken to social media to thank her fans for their kind statements after her adoptive daughter’s health scare.
Hoda, 58, revealed that she was “profoundly touched” by fans who messaged her with “beautiful words” after her daughter Hope’s, three, recent hospital stay.
Twitter/@HodaAndJennaToday star Hoda Kotb took to social media to thank her fans[/caption]
NBCThe 58-year-old shared a snap that read ‘thank you’ and a note on Instagram[/caption]
On Tuesday, the NBC personality took to Instagram to share a snap with the phrase “thank you” repeated three times in different colors against a yellow background.
Hoda captioned the self-explanatory pic: “Thank you …for all of your beautiful words and prayers.
“I have read them all. You have no idea how much it means to me and my family.
“I am so profoundly touched.”
Under the TV star’s post, in her comment section, were more affirming words for her and well wishes for her child.
‘PRAYERS, LOVE & HUGS’
“Sending prayers, love and hugs. You are strong but a sick child can reduce even a rock to rubble,” one fan expressed.
“Hoda we don’t know you personally, but you are the epitome of a good human. We love you and pray for your baby to be well soon. Hang in there sweetie,” another added.
A third fan rejoiced: “I’m so glad your daughter is home and feeling better. There is nothing worse than when your child is sick…”
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Alongside expressing their “happiness” for the restoration of Hope’s health, fans also revealed their “gratefulness” for Hoda’s return to Today amid her daughter being back at home.
“So happy to see you’re back and continued recovery for your sweet Hope,” a fan admitted.
“Hoda- we missed you so much and could only pray. We knew it must be something very hard. So very grateful that Hope is recovering!!!…,” another emphasized.
HODA OPENS UP
On Monday Hoda returned to the morning show after her mysterious hiatus from the broadcast.
She explained the reason for her absence while choking back tears during the episode.
Hoda told viewers: “My youngest daughter Hope was in the ICU for a few days and in the hospital for a little more than a week and I’m so grateful she’s home.”
“She is back home and I’ve been waiting for that day to come and we are watching her closely.”
“I realize when your child is ill, the amount of gratitude you can have for people for who helped you out…” Hoda continued.
“I’m grateful for the doctors at Weill Cornell who are amazing and the nurses and I’m grateful to my family and friends like you who were there every single day.”
Monday was also Savannah Guthrie’s, 51, first day back at the anchor seat since leaving early last week after testing positive for COVID.
On Friday, Hoda’s NBC colleague Al Roker, 68, told Page Six that the fan-favorite TV personality was “doing fine.”
The meteorologist continued: “She’s going to be just fine. She’s dealing with what she’s gotta deal with and all will be good.”
This isn’t the first time an anchor has referenced Hoda’s swift and unexplained disappearance from the show.
On Wednesday’s show, Craig Melvin, 43, briefly explained Hoda’s absence: “Many of you have been asking about Hoda. Hoda is okay. She has a family health matter she’s been dealing with.”
At the time he did not offer additional details regarding his co-host’s whereabouts or future plans.
Hours later, photos captured Hoda looking solemn while picking up her six-year-old daughter, Haley Joy, from school.
In the absence of an explanation, fans created theories of their own.
InstagramHoda explained in her post that she was ‘profoundly touched’[/caption]
Instagram/@hodakotbHoda was gone from Today because her daughter Hope was in the hospital[/caption]
GettyThe NBC personality returned to Today on Monday of this week[/caption]