Al Roker’s Wife, Deborah, Describes Her Husband’s Health Crisis “Worrisome” And “Exhausting”

From late November to January 6th, 2023, the renowned weatherman missed nearly thirty consecutive episodes of Today and was frequently hospitalized.

Following a near-fatal event at the end of last year caused by blood clots in his lungs.

In case you missed it, Al Roker once tweeted about a health worry he had.

“So many of you have been thoughtfully asking where I’ve been,” he began his post. “Last week I was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in my leg which sent some clots into my lungs.”

“After some medical whack-a-mole, I am so fortunate to be getting terrific medical care and on the way to recovery. Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers and hope to see you soon. Have a great weekend, everyone.”

“Innocently, many of you have wondered where I am. Last week, I was hospitalized with a blood clot that originated in my leg and eventually made its way to my lungs.”

“After some medical whack-a-mole, I’m very relieved to finally be receiving top-notch care and making progress in my rehabilitation. We hope to see you soon and thank you for your prayers and concern. Best wishes to all for a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.”

Following a near-fatal event at the end of last year caused by blood clots in his lungs.

Concerns about the TV star’s health have persisted over time.

He disclosed that he had a prostate cancer diagnosis and underwent surgery two years prior. He has had multiple surgery to treat his hip and knee issues.
Since he started his broadcasting career in the middle of the 1970s, Roker has won numerous accolades for the caliber of his newscasts.

He recently completed the Brooklyn Half Marathon despite some health issues.
It was anticipated that supportive communications would come in. Hoda Kotb expressed her joy for him, saying

It was said by Dylan Dryer, “Love you Al and praying every day for a speedy recovery!” And Craig Melvin wrote, “Love you brother… can’t wait to have you back!”

His wife of 27 years can’t help but bring up the fact that they’re still in shock even though he is returning to Today now that he is feeling better.

At the premiere of the Brooke Shields-directed documentary Pretty Baby, Deborah, an ABC News news anchor, spoke with Entertainment Tonight about her role as her husband’s caregiver.

She said: “I think a lot of people don’t realize that – and I never realized that – that being a caregiver is really taxing, exhausting, frightening, all of those things.”

The journalist noted: “I never went through anything like this,” adding that: “And I hope I’ll never do it again.”

She continued: “But it’s tough,” and, detailing how while Al is in much better shape, it nonetheless has been difficult to move past the dark period, she said: “I’m still kind of, I think, recuperating. I’m still kind of tired. I’m still mentally exhausted.”

However, she further said: “But you know what, I’m grateful and just trying to just bask in the moment and just be happy that he’s well, and we’re all well.”

The ABC star was present to greet Al when he returned to Today on January 6.

Deborah says that even though Al is “back to driving me crazy,” she has a supportive network of friends and family, and she attributes her religious convictions and sense of spirituality with helping her get through her husband’s health issue.

“My family got me through it, my colleagues got me through it. Colleagues, many of whom are here today, lifted me up in times when I felt like I just couldn’t make it. People were there, and texting and emailing and calling, and that made all the difference.”

We send the family healing thoughts and prayers with the sincere hope that they never have to go through anything like again.

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