“For the past 27 parades, I’ve relied on Al Roker at this point. today A colleague and a good friend of ours, but as many of you have heard, Al is recovering and is recovering very well from his recent medical problems. Hoda Cot At the beginning of our annual special, we mentioned the recent hospitalization of the 68-year-old. multiple blood clots in his leg“We just want to say we love you, Al. Do you see? But we hope you make a full recovery.”
Savannah GuthrieKotb, who co-hosted Thursday’s telecast with Kotb, added:
Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photobank via Getty Al Roker gave a thumbs up at the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
The pair then introduced Dylan Dreyer. todayA meteorologist stood in for Roker when he covered the parade from New York City’s Upper West Side.
Roker previously announced his medical diagnosis in Nov. Octavia Spencer, Holly Robinson Peete, and view co-host Sarah Haynes and others.
“Many of you have thoughtfully asked me where I’ve been,” the weather anchor shared. I am very lucky to have excellent medical care and to be on the road to recovery after being treated for Whack-A-Mole.”
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