Al Roker’s daughter Leila joked about looking “mental breakdown chic” amid the “Today” show weatherman’s rehospitalization.
The 24-year-old shared an Instagram Story selfie Wednesday that showed her sitting in an orange chair in front of a sign that read, “Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse.”
Leila captioned the solemn snap with an upside-down happy face, writing, “it’s giving mental breakdown chic.”
The American University of Paris student went on to thank her “wonderful friends and family” for reaching out amid her father’s ongoing health scare.
“We really appreciate it,” she wrote.
While Leila’s mother, Deborah Roberts, has remained silent on social media, she did respond to a few Instagram users’ supportive comments with praying-hand emojis.
Roker, who is also the father of daughter Courtney, 35, and son Nicholas, 20, told his followers on Nov. 18 that he had been hospitalized for blood clots in his leg and lungs.
“So many of you have been thoughtfully asking where I’ve been,” the NBC personality, 68, wrote via Instagram at the time. “After some medical whack-a-mole, I am so fortunate to be getting terrific medical care and on the way to recovery.”
He concluded, “Hope to see you soon.”
Roker missed the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 24 for the first time in 27 years, with Page Six later reporting that he was rushed back to the hospital via ambulance the following day.
“Al was taken from his home in a stretcher back to the hospital on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving,” a source told us Wednesday. “His condition was worrying, but once back in the hospital, he improved.”
The insider noted that the Daytime Emmy winner was “surrounded by his family,” adding, “His wife, Deborah, was understandably very upset.”
Roker’s colleagues have continued to send their well-wishes during his absence from “Today.”
“He’s resting, and his doctors are keeping a close eye on him,” Hoda Kotb said Thursday. “Al and his family want everyone to know how grateful they are for all the love.”
Craig Melvin chimed in, “We will see you back here soon, my friend.”
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