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Al Roker explains absence from Today Show

Weatherman Al Roker raised some concerns when he wasn’t on set for the Today Show this week. The morning staple had told us two years ago he had prostate cancer and people were fearful it was something to do with that.

But Al put the rumors to rest this morning posting a pretty scary answer to his Instagram. Seems he had blood clots in his legs and lungs!

“So many of you have been thoughtfully asking where I’ve been.
Last week I was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in my leg which sent some clots into my lungs,” he continued. “After some medical whack-a-mole, I am so fortunate to be getting terrific medical care and on the way to recovery.”

The 68-year-old concluded by thanking his fans for their “well-wishes and prayers,” adding, “Hope to see you soon. Have a great weekend, everyone.”

So there is no word on when he’ll return, but at least we know he’s getting the attention he needs!