Back in action!
On Monday, Nov. 23 Al Roker made his triumphant return back to the Today show two weeks after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer. The host looked great as he shared some words with fans about his health and was welcomed back by his co-hosts.
"I feel good. I really do," Roker shared with his fellow hosts Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Carson Daly and Craig Melvin. "Let me tell ya. Look, after the first week you can get that catheter out. Suddenly, I'm feeling good."
Roker was in good spirits and even poked a little fun at himself. He joked that now he has something in common with his wife saying, "I told Deborah and all you ladies out there who have children that I'm kegeling right now." Savannah and Hoda were quick to tell Al that might be a little TMI. Roker also revealed what's in store for his journey going forward.
"The first week of January I'm going to have blood work and hopefully my PSA has dropped considerably," Roker shared. "And for the next five years I'll get tested every six months."
Roker originally opened up about his diagnosis in early November. "I just decided that I wanted to go public with this because one in nine men are gonna be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime," he shared. "But for African American men, that number is one in seven, and is more deadly."
Roker has kept fans in the loop during the entire process and gave an update right after his surgery. "Relieved to let you all know that my #prostatecancer surgery is done and back home," Roker revealed on Instagram. "A big shoutout to everyone at the #josierobertsonsurgerycenter and so appreciate all the thoughts and wishes from our viewers and the wonderful care packages from my co-workers. Hope to see you all soon."