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‘Today’ host Hoda Kotb makes tearful return after daughter’s ICU stay

After a prolonged absence due to her daughter’s hospitalization, Hoda Kotb returned to the Today show on Monday. Kotb said after a weeks-long absence that Hope spent a few days in the intensive care unit and a few days in the hospital. Having her home is such a blessing. I was waiting for that day to come. And we are watching her closely. Iā€™m just so happy to have her back home.ā€

As co-anchor of NBC’s flagship morning show, Kotb expressed gratitude for everyone’s support during her family’s ordeal, including the medical staff caring for her daughter.

“I am grateful for the amazing doctors at Weill Cornell, as well as the nurses. Thank you for being there every single day for me, my family, and friends like you,ā€ the 58-year-old anchor said, specifically mentioning Guthrie’s support. I love you, so thanks again.

In addition, Guthrie was absent from her morning show duties recently, as she had to leave the anchor desk in the middle of the Feb. 28 broadcast after testing positive for COVID-19.

A health scare late last year forced longtime “Today” weatherman Al Roker to be hospitalized multiple times due to blood clot complications.

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