Al Roker Returns to ‘Today’ Show Following Prostate Cancer Surgery

Al Roker returned to the Today Show on Nov. 23, following cancer surgery. (Credit: NBC)

Today show weatherman Al Roker was all smiles Monday on his return to the NBC morning show, after he took time off to undergo surgery for prostate cancer.

Roker, 66, sat down and was surrounded by his Today co-anchors, including Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, along with Carson Daly and Craig Melvin.

“I feel good, I really do,” Roker said after thanking his medical team, his family, and fans for helping him get through the first weeks of his diagnosis and subsequent surgery. “Look, after the first week when you get that catheter out, I was feeling good!”

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Roker shared his diagnosis with viewers on Nov. 6. A few days later, he underwent a five-hour surgery at New York City’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Today show reported Monday.

“Usually you’re dead when you get all this love,” the television personality joked with his fellow Today co-stars.

Roker joined the morning show in 1996, and became known for his interviews outside the studio with visitors.

He has also hosted the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1995 and hosted NBC’s Celebrity Family Feud in 2008.

He co-authored murder mystery books as well. The Morning Show Mysteries, based off of Roker’s books, became a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries series with Holly Robinson Peete in the lead role.