Al Roker Shares New Series Of Pics & Update Following Prostate Cancer Surgery
Today Show weatherman and third-hour host Al Roker shared a new series of photographs following his prostate cancer surgery. He posted the snaps shortly after leaving a New York hospital where he was treated and released on November 12. He also shared an update regarding his health in the image’s caption.
Al said that he had returned home and graciously thanked those involved with his operation. He relayed his thanks to both his co-workers and viewers for their well-wishes.
The beloved Today Show personality revealed his operation was performed at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Josie Robertson Surgery Center.
In the first in a series of two photographs, Al was with his wife, reporter Deborah Roberts. Her face lit up with a bright smile, revealed her joy that her husband’s surgery was over. He wore a baseball hat and his famous blue glasses under his face, which was covered by a mask as the twosome posed on a New York City street.
In the second image, Al posed with his and Deborah’s son, Nicholas, in the home the family shares on the Upper East Side of New York City. Father and son stood with their arms wrapped around one another as Al used his left hand to give a thumbs-up sign for the camera.
He told his viewers on November 6 that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer after learning he had the disease during a routine physical examination from his doctor. He posted a statement that the show posted on Twitter — as seen here — where he shared important information regarding his diagnosis. He said that if it was detected early, it was a treatable disease. Al claimed he wanted to take viewers along his journey so everyone can learn about the process and also protect their loved ones.
Fans were so happy that Al was now on the mend and shared their remarks in the comments section of the post.
“I’m so glad to know that everything went well! You shall heal perfectly fine without any more issues! GOD bless you, Mr. Roker,” one fan wrote.
“You got this Al, go get ’em. Blessings to you,” a second follower penned.
“You rest & get well soon. Thanks for the news,” a third Instagram user remarked, following up their statement with a blue heart and prayer hands emoji.
“Wishing you a speedy recovery! Thanks for the update. Will remember you in my prayers,” a fourth admirer stated.