Al Roker is in good hands.
Hoda Kotb confirmed on the “Today” show Thursday morning that her colleague is back in the hospital after being treated for blood clots last month.
“Due to some complications, he is back in the hospital, and he is in very good care,” Kotb, 58, told viewers. “He’s resting, and his doctors are keeping a close eye on him.”
The co-anchor shared that the weatherman, 68, and his family are “grateful” for “all the love, the support and the well-wishes” they have received in recent weeks.
Kotb also revealed that she and Craig Melvin recently FaceTimed with Roker, who gave them a “big thumbs-up.”
“We will see you back here soon, my friend,” Melvin, 43, added.
Page Six broke the news Wednesday that Roker was taken out of his Upper East Side home on a stretcher and rushed back to the hospital last Friday.
Sources told us that the legendary weather presenter’s wife, Deborah Roberts, looked frantic as her husband was loaded into an ambulance — so much so that the ABC News journalist, 62, unsuccessfully tried to smash a window in their Tesla to retrieve her cellphone.
“Deborah then went to the hospital by taxi with her daughter, where Al has since been surrounded by his family,” one insider shared.
As a result of his latest hospitalization, Roker was absent from the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony Wednesday night.
“It was wonderful hosting the celebration, but, of course, we all wished that Al could’ve been with us,” Kotb said on “Today” Thursday.
Roker revealed via Instagram on Nov. 18 that he was first taken to the hospital “with a blood clot in my leg which sent some clots into my lungs.”
He missed his first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 27 years as a result, returning home just in time for a turkey dinner with his family.
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