On Friday, NBC’s Today Show weatherman, Al Roker, 68, revealed that he has been off the air in the past two weeks due to blood clots that landed him in the hospital.
Roker, who tested positive for COVID-19 in September even though he has been vaccinated and boosted, said on social media he had blood clots that traveled to his lungs from a clot in one of his legs.
“So many of you have been thoughtfully asking where I’ve been. Last week I was admitted to the hospital w/blood clot in my leg which sent some clots into my lungs. I am so fortunate to be getting terrific care and on the way to recovery. Thanks for all the well wishes & prayers.”
Roker was an early recipient of the COVID-19 vaccine, getting his shot on live TV on the Today Show in January of 2021:
Roker said in September that he had tested positive for COVID a week after being boosted. Roker said his symptoms were mild.