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Al Roker Reveals Recent Absence from 'Today Show' Was Hospitalized With Blood Clots in Leg and Lung

Al Roker shared on Instagram on Friday that he was due to a recent absence TODAY show.

I was admitted to the hospital last week with a blood clot in my leg, some of it went into my lungs,” said the weatherman and anchor

wrote in the post . “After some medical whack-a-mole, I am blessed to have excellent medical care and am on my way to recovery. Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers, hope to see you soon. Have a great weekend everyone. ”

The Today The show host also spoke about Roker’s situation on Friday’s show .

“He’s in good spirits. We’ve all talked to him,” said anchor Savannah Guthrie.

Amid support from colleagues and fans, Roker’s wife, ABC reporter Deborah Deborah Roberts wrote: “Thank you so much to the first class medical and intercession warriors from every corner. We love you so much dear Al and can’t wait to have you home. “

This is not the first time Roker has had health problems in recent years. November (​​, who disclosed that he was

diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent surgery to remove it. During that time, The weather anchor said he wanted to draw attention to how black men are at risk for the disease and to bring awareness to the fact that one in seven black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.

At this time, Roker is still listed as one of the hosts of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airing on NBC .

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