Today hosts tease the live televised celebration of Al Roker’s big comeback after a two-month hiatus due to the health crisis
The AL Roker’s Today co-hosts teased a big party for her return to the morning show.
Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie and Craig Melvin have promised to pull out all the stops when Al returns to the set on Friday after taking a two-month hiatus.
Al was absent from the Today show as he recovered from blood clots in his legs and lungs.
The beloved meteorologist, 68, is finally set to return to the morning program on Friday, Jan. 6, according to NBC.
On Wednesday, his co-hosts teased his comeback by sharing a throwback clip from 2018 of them celebrating Al’s 40th birthday on NBC.
After releasing the video, Hoda said, “Very soon, we’ll be celebrating again. He’s got a big comeback at studio 1a.”
Savannah added with a smile: “Al live on tape is good, Al live and direct is even better and he will be there on Friday.”
Hoda shared her excitement, saying, “Yes! Yes!”
Craig concluded, “And there will be more baking! There will be more baking, mate.”
Al was hospitalized twice in November and has not appeared on the Today show since.
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He has been recovering at home with his family since being discharged from hospital last month.
The TV legend opened up about his recovery when he recently made a virtual appearance on Today.
“You lose a certain amount of muscle mass for every week you’re in the hospital and I was in the hospital for four weeks,” he said.
“So there is some weakness. I do physical therapy every day and occupational therapy. I need to regain my strength.”
Al said he had planned to have his knee replaced in January, but as he is still recovering, he had to postpone the operation.
He continued: “But I feel good. I feel strong. Every day is a little better than the last and I cooked dinner last night.
“I just feel like there’s going to be a bit of work. But there are people who have to manage a lot more with a lot less resources. I’m very lucky and very lucky to have the resources.”
The beloved meteorologist’s condition improved enough that he headed to an upstate New York lodge to celebrate Christmas.
Al posed with his wife and children in matching green pajamas for a dinner party in heartwarming photos.
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