Beloved Weatherman Al Roker Announces Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Beloved TV weatherman Al Roker has announces some truly awful personal health news: he has been diagnosed with prostate Cancer.

Roker announced on Friday’s edition of the ‘Today’ show that he will now be taking time off to undergo surgery.

As The New York Post reports:

“After a routine check-up in September, turns out I have prostate cancer,” Roker said. “And it’s a good news-bad news kind of thing. The good news is we caught it early, not great news is that it’s a little aggressive so I’m going to be taking some time off to take care of this.”

After a red flag — a high prostate-specific antigen level — was raised at a physical on Sept. 29, Roker got an MRI and then a biopsy, which confirmed his diagnosis. He said he was fortunate to be able to form a “treatment plan early in my disease.”

The beloved weather forecaster will undergo surgery to remove his prostate at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. From there, “we’ll just wait and see,” he said.

Roker said he hopes to return to the NBC morning program in about two weeks.

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Diane Bradley
Diane Bradley
3 months ago

Very sorry Al. Best of luck and prayers are with you at this time.

Bill Tremewan
Bill Tremewan
3 months ago

Sorry to hear this, Al, but as we both know, this kind of cancer is almost never lethal because it infects us when we’re so old (I’m including myself here) that it practically never gets to a serious stage before we kick off from something else.

JohnS
JohnS
3 months ago

I went through this and luckily it was not yet palpable. Unless his has broken out of the prostate, his outcome is excellent. Not uncommon as you age and is more prevalent in black men.

Linda
Linda
3 months ago

Father in law had it and he was fine.

Pissed Off American
Pissed Off American
3 months ago

Wish you the best out come and prayers. Take Care of yourself. From old white guy.