Today show weatherman Al Roker has been battling with health issues for the past few weeks. He recently revealed he’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer and is undergoing surgery to remove it.
It’s a good news-bad news kind of situation, but the weatherman has been able to deal with his medical scare in a positive way. In an interview with People, he detailed how he was first hospitalized for blood clots in his leg — and then the doctors discovered some of those coagulated cells had also moved to his lungs.
He told the magazine that the clots were “a huge concern” for him, but he was determined to be treated in order to get better. He also said he was very grateful for the love and support he received from his family and colleagues during his ordeal.
The news came as a shock to Roker, who shared pictures of his family on social media earlier this week, along with a message of support from his doctor. He thanked his wife Deborah Roberts and their three children, Leila, Nick and Courtney for their love and support while he was in the hospital.
In addition, Roker took to Twitter to share a heartwarming photo of his youngest daughter, Leila. She was in Paris for her birthday when she got the news, and she flew home to see her father.
She stayed with her father in the hospital for several days before they were able to go home together. She was a source of comfort for him as he underwent the surgery, and it was her presence that kept him going.
After his recovery, he shared photos from the hospital with fans, and it seems like his journey to getting better has been an inspiring one. He has also remained upbeat about his future, and has even joked that he’s going to need an annual “tuneup.”
Who is Al Roker’s wife?
As a famous NBC weather anchor, Al Roker is known around the world. However, he was married to Alice Bell before he started dating Deborah Roberts in 1990.
They had three kids together, and the pair had a happy marriage until 1992, when they separated.
When the couple decided to end their relationship, they had no idea that their two daughters would grow up and become as much of a part of their lives as they are today.
Their daughters, Leila and Nick, have grown up to be just as popular as their dad, and it’s no surprise that they’ve become big stars on social media. They’re both very active on their social media accounts, and they’re always teasing their dad.
The youngest of the three, Leila, just turned 24 years old. She has already launched her own clothing line, and she’s been a huge help in raising the family.
Another one of her siblings, Nick, is a model and actor. He’s been seen in advertisements and starring in several films.