Early in May, the Today Show weatherman underwent a challenging treatment.
After undergoing challenging knee surgery in May, Al Roker is moving ever closer to resuming his regular schedule and activities.
The popular Today Show weatherman underwent surgery on May 9 and was released from the hospital on May 30. He then returned to the NBC studios.
Even while he did return to anchoring Today as usual, he nevertheless maintained a low profile, spending the rest of the week at home with his family. However, he made another appearance on the New York City social scene during the weekend.
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, which was attended by Nacho Figueras and Delfina Blaquier, Coco Rocha, Simone Ashley, Emma Stone, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, and other celebrities, was held at Liberty State Park in New Jersey on Saturday afternoon. Al Roberts and his wife, Deborah Roberts, also went.
He provided an update on his health while at the event and revealed that the visit to watch polo was his first official return to flashy events.
He continued, “I feel good,” and said, “This is kind of the first thing that I’m going out to, other than work.”
Additionally, he highlighted that it was “nice to be wearing nice clothes” and that, as a result, “You can’t help but feel better.”
Al chose a pinstripe lavender suit with a matching button-down shirt, purple tie, matching hat, pocket square, and brooch. At the same time, Deborah wore a stunning floral pink dress with a zipper down the center and accessorized with an oversized orange straw hat with hot pink piping.
When sharing photos of the event on his personal Instagram, Al wrote: “Since my doc wouldn’t let me travel to #kansascity to support the @bigslickkc, we went to the @veuveclicquot #poloclassic at #libertystatepark and hung out with husband and wife #poloplayers @nachofigueras and @delfinablaquier and @gayleking and @allymisslove,” adding: “So much fun watching the matches!”
“Love the clothing,” his daughter Courtney Roker Laga added in the comments area, along with the comments: “You both look fantastic,” and “You both look super chic!!! Al, it’s wonderful to see you looking so good. Deborah always looks amazing, and of course, you do too Al,” as well as: “And of course, your wife is always dressed like a supermodel,” and another fan added: “Awwww y’all look fantastic! I adore the vibrant clothing.”
On May 30, Al made his formal comeback to television, and his co-stars Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie warmly welcomed him, saying they were “very happy” to have him back in Studio 1A.
While the show began, Savannah welcomed the audience while the camera cut to Al, who was waiting for the weather forecast as usual. “Check out who’s here! We are delighted to welcome you back in our studio, Mr. Roker,” she said, adding, “You have a brand-new knee. Al was asked, “How are things?” and replied, “It’s all good,” before Hoda added, “We’re so glad you’re back, Al.”