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Deborah Roberts is “grateful” for her husband Al Roker’s successful knee replacement surgery after he suffered a terrifying health scare in the fall.
The ABC reporter shared photos of the weatherman — not only recovering in his hospital bed but also already walking with the assistance of a cane.
“Wednesday wonder. Part 2 of health journey for my sweet @alroker,” Roberts began her Instagram caption.
“So grateful for talented medical team who got him back on his feet with a new knee and new sense of confidence after such a major challenge.”
Roberts, 62, said the “Today” show co-anchor was moving forward with “grit, gratitude and grace” — as well as a new knee.
“Humbled by all the good wishes and #prayer and the blessing of good #healthcare,” she concluded.
Roker’s knee replacement came about six months after he was hospitalized for weeks because of blood clots and internal bleeding.
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“I lost half my blood. They were trying to figure out where it was,” Roker, 68, recalled of his massive health scare, joking that he “went in for one operation [and] got four free.”
After discovering he had two bleeding ulcers, the broadcast veteran’s medical team re-sectioned his colon, removed his gallbladder and redid his duodenum in his small intestine.
Roberts called her husband a “living, breathing miracle” at the time.
“I have to say — I’m not overstating it, I don’t think — Al was a very, very sick man,” she shared, “and I think most people did not know that.”
The “Lifetime Live” host was “on pins and needles” as Roker’s “medical mystery” played out.
The couple tied the knot in 1995 and share daughter Leila, 24, and son Nicholas, 20. Roker is also a dad to daughter Courtney, 36, whom he shares with his ex-wife, Alice Bell.
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