CARSON Daly has shared emotional news with his Today co-hosts after returning to the morning program.
NBCCarson Daly has shared emotional news with his Today co-hosts after returning to the morning program[/caption]
NBCThe presenter gave his colleagues chills as he presented a moving segment on late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins[/caption]
Taylor died aged 50 in Bogotá, Colombia, in March 2022.
The rocker’s son Shane, 17, paid tribute to the late icon by playing the drums with the Foo Fighters at the Boston Calling Music Festival.
Carson, 49, told his co-hosts that Shane joined the band onstage for their performance of I’ll Stick Around.
He then showed a brief clip of Shane rocking out behind the drums as his co-hosts gasped in awe.
Hoda Kotb said, “My God… Wow!” as Craig Melvin remarked: “That apple didn’t fall far!” and Savannah Guthrie commented: “Amazing.”
Carson added: “That’s some headbanging skills that run in the family. Good moment there.”
On March 25, 2022, emergency services were called to the Four Seasons Casa Medina hotel in Bogotá where Taylor was suffering from chest pain in his hotel room.
They found Taylor unresponsive and performed CPR, but he was declared dead at the scene.
The musician had “ten types of drugs” in his system before he tragically passed away, autopsy results revealed.
Meanwhile, Carson returned to the Today show on Tuesday after missing several recent episodes.
Last week, he took off the first few days from the morning show in order to be in Los Angeles to host the finale episodes of The Voice.
The season finale of the singing competition was extra emotional for the TV star as it doubled as his friend Blake Shelton’s final episodes as a coach.
After celebrating the country superstar during his last moments on the reality series, Carson returned to Today on Thursday.
Upon his return to the morning show, He shared a sweet clip from The Voice finale of him surprising Blake with a hilarious gift.
He said: “And just like any other coach, when it’s time to walk away from the game, throw in the towel, pack it in and call it a day, we commemorate this big moment like any other great American athlete.
“Buddy, it is time to retire the Blake Shelton Jean Jacket.”
The camera then panned to his jacket hanging up on the wall, with his name, The Voice, and the seasons he’d won written on it.
Carson also paid a touching tribute to Blake on Instagram on the morning of The Voice finale.
Alongside a slew of photos with the country singer, Carson wrote: “Today’s just gonna be weird! No other way to put it.
“For over 12 years I’ve watched the cowboy do his thing on @nbcthevoice & we have laughed & had fun, literally the entire time.
“Thank you buddy! Enjoy your big red chair retirement, you’ve earned it!”
Carson was missing once again on Memorial Day.
He was replaced by Jacob Soboroff.
Along with Carson, his co-stars Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie were also absent.
GettyTaylor’s son Shane played the drums in his honor at a music festival over the weekend[/caption]
GettyCarson missed several episodes of Today last week while hosting The Voice and celebrating his friend Blake Shelton’s final episode[/caption]
NBCHe was replaced by Jacob Soboroff (right) on Monday[/caption]