Al Rooker opened up about being hospitalized for a blood clot on Friday.
The anchor of the “Today” show season took to his Instagram to share with his fans the reason behind his two-week absence from the show.
“Many of you have been wondering where I’ve been,” she captioned a photo of a bouquet of flowers. “Last week I was hospitalized with a blood clot in my leg that sent some clots into my lungs. After some medical whack-a-mole, I’m very fortunate to have received fantastic medical care. I am doing well and on the road to recovery.”
“Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers and hope to see you soon. Have a great weekend everyone,” the TV personality concluded.
Al Rooker updates fans on prostate cancer diagnosis: ‘Surgery is done’
The 68-year-old was last absent from the show in late September, when he tested positive for COVID-19.
In November 2020, Rooker revealed that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The Emmy winner announced his diagnosis during the “Today” show at the time.
“It’s kind of good news and bad news,” Rooker said. “The good news is we caught it early. The not-so-good news is it’s a little aggressive, so I’m going to take some time to take care of it.”
A week after sharing the news with his fans, he updated them about his surgery.
“Happy to let you all know I’m done with #prostatecancer surgery and back home,” she wrote. “A big shout out to everyone at #josierobertsonsurgerycenter and appreciate all the thoughts and wishes from our viewers and the wonderful care packages from my coworkers.”
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Rooker said the cancer was discovered during a routine checkup.
“It’s a little more common than I think people realize, so I just decided I wanted to go public with it because one in nine men will have prostate cancer in their lifetime,” Rooker said. Cancer is diagnosed.” “But for African-American men, it’s one in seven and more deadly, so if you catch it early, it’s a really treatable disease and that’s why I take you on my journey. Wanted to go so we could all learn together.”
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