Beloved “Today” Anchor and Weatherman Al Roker Admits It’s Been a “Tough Slogan” during the show monday.in four weeks. who is roker gave an update on his health
Speaking to his “TODAY” colleagues, Roker said he felt “a very lucky man” despite the recent medical tests.
“It’s been the hardest I’ve ever been, and you know I’ve had my share of surgeries,” Roker said. “But it gives you a deep sense of gratitude for this outpouring of prayers and thanksgiving.”
Roker said he experienced muscle loss and felt “weak” during his hospitalization, but he wants to get back in shape.
“I’m doing physical therapy every day, occupational therapy,” he said. “I just got my strength back.”
Roker said he would also have to postpone his knee replacement in January. However, he pointed to the progress he is making.
“I have many problems, but yes, I feel better. I feel stronger, and every day, I feel a little better. I made dinner last night.”
“I feel like it’s going to be a little tough, but there are a lot of people who have to do a lot with very few resources,” he said. “I’m very lucky and very blessed to be able to have the resources that I have.”
The 68-year-old said he was hospitalized in mid-November with a blood clot in his leg, which led to clots in his lungs. He later said he was able to go home for Thanksgiving dinner and shared photos with his family.
The holiday marked the first time in 27 years that Roker was not part of NBC’s coverage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He also was not present at the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting earlier this month.
Roker has had a variety of medical problems. two years ago, he announced that he hadAnd a limb had to be removed. He has also had surgery to repair problems with his hip and knees.
Known for his jovial demeanor, Roker has been associated with NBC for decades, working in broadcast since the mid-1970s.