Although the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade happened on Thursday morning in New York Metropolis, there was one notable lacking acquainted face from the celebration: Al Roker.
Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie took a second through the NBC telecast to acknowledge the weatherman and anchor’s absence amid his latest hospitalization for a number of blood clots in his leg.
“For the previous 27 parades, at this second Savannah, we’d flip to Al Roker who’s our Right this moment Present colleague and our greatest pal. However as loads of you might have heard, Al’s recovering and he’s recovering very effectively from a latest medical subject. We simply need to say we love you, Al. Marvel when you’re watching? However, we want you a full restoration,” Kotb mentioned.
Guthrie added, “We love you, Al. We’ll see you subsequent yr!”
Roker took to Instagram on Nov. 18 to handle his latest absence from the Right this moment present.
“So a lot of you might have been thoughtfully asking the place I’ve been. Final week I used to be admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in my leg, which despatched some clots into my lungs,” Roker wrote within the publish. “After some medical whack-a-mole, I’m so lucky to be getting terrific medical care and on the best way to restoration. Thanks for all of the effectively needs and prayers and hope to see you quickly. Have an awesome weekend, everybody.”
Regardless of the medical scare, Roker had nonetheless been listed as one of many hosts for the parade. Right this moment‘s meteorologist Dylan Dreyer stuffed in for Roker and helped host protection for the parade.