Thursday, January 21, 2021

After Getting ‘That Catheter Out, I Was Feeling Good’: Al Roker Back on ‘Today’ After Cancer Surgery (Watch)

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Al Roker’s back following surgery for prostate cancer (Nov. 23, 2020) NBC

*Al Roker made his return to “Today” Monday for his first appearance since Nov. 6, when he revealed that he’d been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

“Great medical care and the love of friends and family, it goes a long way,” the weatherman said at the beginning of the show.

Co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie told Al he’s never looked better.

“Actually I was hoping I looked a little better,” Al joked.

The 66-year-old underwent a five-hour surgery at New York City’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on Nov. 9 to remove his prostate along with some surrounding tissue and lymph nodes. He spoke Monday about his strong support system.

“A lot of love from my family, Deborah and Nick and Leila and Courtney, and a lot of you, and all of you here, just really took care of me,” he said.

His trademark sense of humor clearly made it through the surgery intact.

“I feel good, I really do,” he said. “Look, after the first week when you get that catheter out, I was feeling good!”

Watch Roker’s “Today” return below:

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