Al Roker Leaves Hospital After Missing Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Al Roker is “very grateful” to be home for Thanksgiving with his family.

The “Today” weatherman shared a health update with fans via social media on Thursday after missing Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time in 27 years.

A cheerful Roker, 68, posted a video of himself in a comfortable outfit as he strolled through the halls of a hospital.

“Okay, this is my version of the Thanksgiving parade,” he said. “I am preparing to leave the hospital. It’s time to blow up that taco stand. Wow!”

The weatherman then informed fans that he was home just “in time” to pick up some of the parade commentary from his “today” colleagues Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb.

“So #grateful to be home for #thanksgiving #dinner with #family,” he wrote in another post shared via Instagram.

A photo of Al Roker at home from hospital
“Missing being next to @savannahguthrie and @hodakotb,” he captioned one of his posts.
Instagram/Al Roker

Many celebrities and other TV personalities have taken to the comment sections of Roker’s various posts to send him love and support.

“Yippee Al! Happy Thanksgiving! ❤️❤️,” Katie Couric wrote, with Jenna Bush Hager adding, “Yasss!! Now we are especially grateful to you too!!! And all those doctors and nurses who took care of our loved one! ❤️.”


The meteorologist told fans he was “very grateful” to be home with his family this year.

Instagram/Al Roker


The meteorologist told fans he was “very grateful” to be home with his family this year.

Instagram/Al Roker


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Barbara Ann Corcoran also chimed in, writing, “Sending you all my love! Happy Thanksgiving ❤️❤️❤️.”

As Page Six previously reported, Roker skipped the annual New York City TV parade this year due to ongoing health issues, with meteorologist Dylan Dreyer replacing him.

“Many of you thoughtfully asked where I was,” Roker wrote in a Nov. 18 Instagram post amid growing concern over his absence from the “Today” show.

“Last week I was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in my leg which sent clots to my lungs. After some medical whipping I am so lucky to receive wonderful medical care and be on the mend.

Roker concluded his post by thanking fans for “all the good wishes” and prayers.

“Hope to see you soon,” he added. “Have a great weekend everyone.”

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