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Al Roker says he's feeling fine but recovering 'tough' after hospital due to blood clot

Al Roker’s recent hospitalization for a blood clot was the “worst” of his health problems, according to TODAY showrunner, but he’s feeling strong in his recovery.

Roker appeared on Today

on Monday while he was staying at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. While sharing that he was surrounded by his family — and thanking his Today colleagues for visiting him in the hospital — the weather anchor noted that four weeks in the hospital had been stressful. difficult.

“It’s been a rough ride. I don’t deny it’s been the toughest so far. You know I’ve had surgery,” he told his Today colleague. “But it makes you so grateful for this outpouring of prayers and thanks. I’m a very lucky man.”

In a short live chat, Roker also Share said that as part of his recovery, he has been undergoing physical therapy to help regain his fitness. strength. “Every week you’re in the hospital you lose a certain amount of muscle. I was in the hospital for four weeks,” he said. “I’m doing physical therapy every day, occupational therapy, just have a degree of weakness. I have to get my strength back.”

Roker also shared that his planned knee replacement surgery in January has been delayed due to his recent hospitalization and recovery process. “I have a lot of issues, but I feel good. I feel strong. Every day, I feel better,” he said, noting that he made dinner the night before. “It’s going to be a little difficult, but there are a lot of people who have to do more with less,” he said. “So I’m very lucky, very lucky to have the resources that I have.”

Roker also thanked his team at NewYork-Presbyterian, who he dubbed “Amazing,” responsible for Taking care of him until he came home for the second late last week, he shared the news on Instagram.

The streamer was hospitalized in November after he developed a blood clot in his leg, which he shared sent some into his lungs. A week after his release, he was admitted again with the same condition. Because of his treatment, Rock missed the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and the Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center.



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