Stalwart Right this moment present anchor and weatherman Al Roker missed his first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 27 years at present, as he recovers from a current hospitalization. However he was all thumbs-up on social media as he cheered on cohosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb – and made it residence in time to catch a few of the present, and for dinner.
Roker was changed on the annual Thanksgiving occasion by Dylan Dreyer, Right this moment‘s meteorologist who stuffed in as she coated the parade from the Higher West Aspect in New York Metropolis.
Roker had been absent from Right this moment prior to now weeks, and lately disclosed he had been admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in his leg which despatched some clots into his lungs. “After some medical whack-a-mole, I’m so lucky to be getting terrific medical care and on the best way to restoration,” he posted on Instagram final week.
This morning, he shared a video as he left the hospital, writing, “A lot to be grateful for on the thanksgiving day. Leaving the hospital and residential for thanksgivingdinner.”
Guthrie and Hotb paid tribute to Roker throughout the dwell parade broadcast this morning.
“For the previous 27 parades, at this second, we’d flip to Al Roker, our Right this moment present colleague and our greatest pal, however, as plenty of you will have heard, Al’s recovering, and he’s recovering very effectively from a current medical problem.” Kotb stated, “We simply need to say we love you, Al. Surprise when you’re watching? However, we want you a full restoration.”
Roker was recognized with prostate most cancers in November 2020, and underwent a process to take away his prostate and affected lymph nodes.