Al Roker is staying positive as he continues to miss The Today Show while hospitalized for recent health struggles. The anchor, who has been in and out of the hospital for the past month, shared a cheery message with his fans on Instagram today, hinting that he may be headed home soon.
Along with a photo of a glowing sunset, Roker posted a sweet update to his followers, thanking them for their support and giving an optimistic note about his future.
“Hopefully coming home soon but when your spirit sags a bit, you get to see that and recharge. God Bless you all for all the prayers and well wishes for me and my family,” he wrote.
Roker’s message was met with an outpouring of support from his followers, with his colleagues and fellow newscasters chiming in to wish him well.
“My dear friend. I’m sure that you are reading every one of these messages and I hope that every time you do, it lifts your beautiful spirit that much more. Needless to say I love you and have prayed for you, and I want you to know that not a day goes by that folks don’t ask ‘How’s Al? Tell him we miss him,’” Pat Battle, a journalist with WNBC-TV, wrote. “You are in the hands of the Ultimate Healer my friend. Walk by faith and not by sight. He is with you and obviously countless others. .”
ABC’s Deborah Roberts — who is married to Roker — commented with a string of hearts, writing, “,” while NBC’s Stephanie Ruhle added, “God Bless You Sweet Al!!”
Roker was first hospitalized in early November, when the Today anchor was missing from the show for weeks after he recovered from blood clots in his legs and lungs. Although he was released from the hospital in late November, Roker watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from home, forgoing his hosting duties for the first time in 27 years.
Not long after his release, Roker was back in the hospital for the second time, where he remains in treatment. Page Six reported that Roker was re-admitted on Nov. 25, when he was taken back to the hospital by ambulance 24 hours after he was initially released.
Wishing you a speedy recovery and a quick return home, Al!