Today co-host Al Roker is missing from the Thanksgiving Day Parade. This is a tough holiday for him since he’s still recovering. For the first time in 27 years, Al will be missing out this tradition with his co-hosts. He’s been a fixture in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1995.
Al typically hosts the televised event alongside co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie. Today Show fans have been concerned about him in recent weeks. Al broke his social media silence to share that he had blood clots on his lungs and legs. He’s resting up to get back to work as soon as possible.
Al Roker misses Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
On Thursday, November 24, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb kicked off the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade alongside Dylan Dreyer, who filled in for Al Roker. All three ladies wished him well amid his recovery.
Unfortunately, Al had to skip out on this year’s event after he was rushed to the hospital with blood clots. Fans were concerned about his health since he went missing from the Today Show. They wanted to know where he’s been, especially since he’s been so outspoken about his struggles.
Al Roker will have to watch the broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at home with his family. This could be a good thing for the weatherman. He previously expressed his excitement in seeing his son Nick, who is currently studying at college. Some fans already took to Twitter ahead of Thanksgiving to express their concerns.
“If Al Roker isn’t doing the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade this year, what is even the point of having Thanksgiving at all?” one fan wrote.
Other fans agreed that there was “no meaning” to the parade if Al Roker wasn’t there. On Thursday morning, Today Show bosses confirmed that he wouldn’t appear at the event. His co-host Sheinelle Jones hinted that Dylan would fill in for the missing anchor.
Deborah Roberts thanks fans for their prayers
Al Roker’s wife Deborah Roberts has shared some updates on her Instagram page. She informed fans that he had an “ongoing issue.” She is especially grateful to the fans, who have shared their thoughts, prayers, and warm wishes for Al Roker. He’s received an overwhelming response from fans, friends, and followers.
Even his Today co-hosts are rooting for him to get back to work as soon as possible. It’s clear that Al Roker is deeply loved and missed. In his interview with Hello! Magazine, Al shared his Thanksgiving plans with his family. He was also looking forward to covering the parade on the streets of New York City.
What are your thoughts on Al Roker missing from the Thanksgiving Parade? Do you agree that there’s no point in watching it? What are your plans for today? Sound off below in the comment section.
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