‘I’m Blessed To Be Alive’: Al Roker Opens Up About His 2022 Health Battle
By Movieguide® Contributor
Al Roker revealed more details surrounding his 2022 health struggles, including the moment he knew something was very wrong.
Roker was hospitalized last November due to blood clots and was off the air for two months. Movieguide® previously reported:
Al Roker is updating fans on his health after many noticed he has been absent from the morning show for the last two weeks.
In a recent Instagram post, Roker let fans know about the serious health issue he has been dealing with.
“So many of you have been thoughtfully asking where I’ve been,” he wrote. “Last week I was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in my leg which sent some clots into my lungs. After some medical whack-a-mole, I am so fortunate to be getting terrific medical care and on the way to recovery.”
He continued, “Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers and hope to see you soon. Have a great weekend, everyone.”
The meteorologist is now opening up about the scary details surrounding his serious medical issue.
The problems began in November, when Roker woke up in the middle of the night with severe stomach pain. An internist ran scans that showed he had blood clots in his lungs that had traveled there from his legs.
He was hospitalized for treatment when doctors discovered he was also bleeding internally. Roker was treated and doctors stabilized him. He was sent home in time for Thanksgiving. However, just a few days later, he felt faint and was rushed back to the hospital.
Roker was still bleeding internally and the doctors were unsure where the blood was coming from. After weeks of tests, they discovered a perforation in his small intestine. The doctors repaired the tear and Roker has since made a full recovery.
“I’m blessed to be alive,” Roker said of his health battle.
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