“Today” show weatherman Al Roker updated fans Saturday on how he’s feeling after undergoing surgery to repair his left knee on May 9.
The 68-year-old said after his second knee replacement surgery that it was “nice to be wearing nice clothes,” according to the interview People conducted at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at the Liberty State Park in New Jersey. “Here we are. You can’t help but feel better,” Roker said as he appeared at the event with his wife Deborah Roberts.
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Roker’s first knee surgery was in April 2022, but the second surgery had to be postponed after doctors found blood clots in his leg and lungs, according to People.
“I feel good,” Roker said. “This is kind of the first thing that I’m going out to, other than work,” he told People.
Roker spoke candidly about his recovery while appearing remotely on “Today” at the end of May. He connected with his colleagues from the comfort of his home, and shared an image of his newly repaired knee.
Roker held up an x-ray image and explained the extent of the damage as well as the intricate surgery that was required to get him on the road to recovery.
“It goes all the way up into the femur, down to the tibia, and then there’s a hinge in between. so you know they really had to do a lot of work to get the old hardware out, new hardware in, plus there’s a titanium cone in there for the bone to grow around,” he said. (RELATED: Megan Thee Stallion Halts Career To Heal From Traumatic Shooting Incident)
The famous weatherman told fans he had started outpatient therapy and demonstrated that he was eager to get better so he could rejoin his friends on the set of the show.
Roker has been a regular on “Today” since 1996.