Al Roker: NBC weather anchor in “recovery” after “blood clots” in lungs and legs

Al Roker has revealed he is on the “road of recovery” after a recent scare with “blood clots”.

The NBC’s today Show Weather Anchor has been absent for the past two weeks, leading viewers to wonder where he has been.

On Friday (November 19), Roker posted an Instagram photo of a bouquet of flowers, along with a note of his whereabouts.

“So many of you have thoughtfully asked where I have been. Last week I was hospitalized with a blood clot in my leg that sent some clots to my lungs,” he wrote.

“After some medical strokes, I am so fortunate to be receiving excellent medical care and on the road to recovery. Thank you for all the good wishes and prayers and hope to see you soon. Have a nice Weekend.”

NBC’s Savannah Gutherie replied: “You are the strongest person we know. We miss you and see you soon!!”

This is the second time this year that Roker has been absent from the show due to health issues. He took a brief step back in September after testing positive for Covid.

(L-R) Savannah Guthrie, Jenna Bush Hager, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker

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In November 2020, Roker announced that he had been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer.

“It’s a little bit more common than people think. But if you catch it early, it’s a truly treatable disease, which is why I wanted to take you on my journey so we can educate ourselves together and learn how to protect the men in our lives,” he said at the time.

Roker was the network’s longtime weather researcher, originally appearing as a backup from 1990 to 1995 before joining full-time in 1996.

Occasionally he is a co-host Today the third houralongside Dylan Dreyer, Craig Melvin and Sheinelle Jones. Al Roker: NBC weather anchor in “recovery” after “blood clots” in lungs and legs


JOE HERNANDEZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JOE HERNANDEZ joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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