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Al Roker returns to hospital due to 'complications'

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The "Today" cast gave an update on Al Roker after the weather anchor was hospitalized once again. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
The "Today" cast gave an update on Al Roker after the weather anchor was hospitalized once again. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Today weather anchor Al Roker is back in the hospital.

The Today cast gave an update on Roker, 68, during Thursday's show after he was hospitalized once again following his release.

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Roker missed the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center on Wednesday, leaving Today's Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Craig Melvin to host the event without him.

"It was wonderful hosting the celebration but of course we all wish that Al could have been with us. But due to some complications, he is back in the hospital and he's in very good care," Kotb said Thursday. "He's resting and his doctors are keeping a close eye on him."

"Al and his family want everybody to know how grateful they are for all of the love and support and the well-wishes," she added. "Craig and I had a chance to FaceTime him from the parade and he gave us a big thumbs up."

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Roker said in an Instagram post Nov. 18 that he was hospitalized for blood clots in his leg and lungs.

"After some medical whack-a-mole, I am so fortunate to be getting terrific medical care and on the way to recovery. Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers and hope to see you soon," he said at the time.

The weather anchor was released from the hospital on Thanksgiving but missed hosting the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.

People said Wednesday that Roker was rushed back to the hospital within 24 hours of his release.

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