Today’s Al Roker reveals difficult health diagnosis over the weekend – fans shower the star with well wishes


Hanna Fillingham

Al-Roker is currently resting at home alongside his wife Deborah Roberts after testing positive for Covid.

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The Today star was pictured sitting at a table in his home, while Deborah sat far away at the opposite end in order to distance herself slightly.

In caption, the ABC reporter wrote on Instagram, “Lazy weekend. Hanging out from a distance. I don’t like being negative. But right now I’m embracing it! Every day!! And I know that @ alroker will soon be too! (feels good by the way) Thank you for all your well wishes and support!”

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Fans were quick to comment on the post to send Al their best wishes, writing, “Get well Al soon!” while another wrote: “Sending prayers for Al.” A third added: “I hope he feels better soon.”

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It’s been a bittersweet past few weeks for Al and his family, as he and his wife Deborah became empty nests last month after their youngest son Nick moved away to attend college.

The couple shared regular updates on social media about the transition and recently visited the teenager on campus, even sharing a photo from inside his dorm with fans.

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“It was so good to see our Nick on campus for #familyweekend and to see him with his buddies,” Al wrote alongside a sunny image of the family hugging and another in their dorm. son.

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When the big day came for Nick to move out, Al and Deborah shared photos of him as he made his way to his new home.

The teenager enrolled at Landmark College, a school in Vermont reserved for students diagnosed with learning disabilities, attention disorders or autism.

Both Nick and Al have been open about his learning disability in the past and detailed both his challenges and his great accomplishments throughout his high school years.

The Today star with his wife Deborah Roberts while resting at home

The Today host captioned the post with, “Guess this is happening. Taking the latest to college. So proud of a @nickroker155.”

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Meanwhile Deborah also took to social media to talk about the big day and wrote: “After all the hard work. All the discipline. All the dreams. All the prayers. Her time to fly away has come … Pride didn’t even begin to describe this Nick Roker day.”

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