Al Roker’s Health Crisis: An Exhausting Journey

Al Roker’s Wife, Deborah, Describes Her Husband’s Health Crisis “Worrisome” And “Exhausting”

It has been a challenging period for beloved weatherman Al Roker. From late November to January 6th, 2023, he missed nearly thirty consecutive episodes of Today and was frequently hospitalized. His absence was a result of a near-fatal event caused by blood clots in his lungs [^1^].

Roker himself tweeted about the health scare, saying, “Last week I was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in my leg which sent some clots into my lungs” [^2^].

Over time, concerns about Roker’s health have persisted. He previously disclosed a prostate cancer diagnosis and underwent surgery two years prior. Additionally, he has had multiple surgeries to address his hip and knee issues [^3^].

Despite these health challenges, Roker has had a remarkable broadcasting career spanning several decades, earning him numerous accolades for his outstanding newscasts [^4^]. Recently, he even completed the Brooklyn Half Marathon, showcasing his determination and strength [^5^].

During Roker’s absence, his wife Deborah served as his caregiver, a role she describes as taxing, exhausting, and frightening. Deborah, an ABC News news anchor, admits that she never anticipated the challenges that come with being a caregiver [^6^]. She shared, “I’m still kind of, I think, recuperating. I’m still kind of tired. I’m still mentally exhausted” [^7^].

Despite the difficulties, Deborah remains grateful that Roker is in better shape now. She credits her supportive network of friends and family, as well as her religious convictions and spirituality, for helping her through this dark period [^8^].

On January 6, Al Roker returned to Today, where he was warmly welcomed by his wife and colleagues [^9^]. The couple is relieved that the worst is behind them, and they are focused on cherishing the present moment and appreciating their well-being [^10^].

Let’s continue to send healing thoughts and prayers to the Roker family with the sincere hope that they never have to go through anything like this again. Share this article with family and friends who also love and admire Al Roker [^11^].

Al Roker
Al Roker, weatherman and TV personality, with his wife Deborah. They have faced a challenging health crisis together.