When Al Roker made an unexpected revelation on Wednesday that many of his followers didn’t see coming, he stunned his audience.

The Today meteorologist has been rehabilitating at home after two hospital visits due to blood clots during the previous month. Despite this, he chose to stop his recovery from making his final tweet on Twitter, in which he announced his departure from the platform.

Al indicated that he needed to “take a vacation” before allowing his followers to contact him on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. He also stated that this was necessary.

“Thank you for your assistance, Twitter. It’s time to take a vacation; we had some amazing times, but it’s time to take a break,” he remarked before wishing his supporters “Happy Holidays.”

His supporters were stunned by the news, and one of them stated, “This disappoints me, but your health is more important” Spend this time with your loving family, enjoy your retirement, and don’t stop walking.”

“We are looking forward to seeing your writings about wonderful meals, photographs of lovely surroundings, and health updates. Al, we love you!”

“Thank you for sharing your light all these years,” a second individual said. “You are priceless. We wish you a Merry Christmas and want you to know how much we love you!”

“Happy Holidays, Al,” a third individual commented. I’m glad you’re feeling better. I will continue to follow you on Facebook and Instagram, and I hope to see you on the Today show when you are ready to return.”

Al is making progress in his ongoing recovery from health concerns, and as a result, he has decided to discontinue his use of Twitter.

The Today host hasn’t been seen on the show since November, although he did make a brief appearance last week when his co-stars surprised him outside his house by performing Christmas carols while wearing Santa hats. The event happened during the holiday season.

“I’m not going to lie; it has been a hard grind,” he said of his rehabilitation. “I’ve had a number of operations, but this one has been by far the most difficult. There are numerous persons and things for which I am grateful.”

“It instills a profound sense of thankfulness in you for the innumerable prayers and thanks that have been expressed,” he continued.