Al Roker misses Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade but is recovering.
By Aarti Rawat
Al Roker missed his first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 27 years while recovering from a health crisis.
A leg blood clot that went to his lungs hospitalized the "Today" meteorologist.
"After some healthcare whack-a-mole, I am very blessed to be getting fantastic medical treatment and on the journey to recovery,"
Roker said on his official Instagram account. "Thanks for the prayers and well wishes. See you soon."
It prevented Roker from co-hosting the annual parade with his "Today" co-hosts, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb.
On Thursday, NBC meteorologist Dylan Dreyer stood in for Roker and received a call from President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden asking how Roker was doing. Dreyer said her colleague is "wonderful."