Savannah Guthrie from 'Today' Reveals She's Recovering from Eye Surgery after Her Son Accidentally Injured Her

Junie Sihlangu
Dec 14, 2019
06:00 P.M.

“Today” show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, 47, is at home healing after having to undergo eye surgery. On Wednesday, December 12, 2019, the star took to social media to give fans an update.


Guthrie took to Instagram sharing a photo of a handwritten note by her daughter Vale, 5. The adorable note read: “Nobody can come into my mommy’s room.”

In the caption of the post, the show anchor explained that the note was her “out of office” message. She further elaborated on how she had to get surgery on her eye on the same day due to “a massive tear in my retina and retina detachment.”

Savannah Guthrie at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Savannah Guthrie at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images



Guthrie revealed that she was going to stay at home for a while to rest. She also gave a thank you message to her doctors, the prayers she’d received from her “good friends,” and her husband Mike Feldman, whom she called “a superhero” for having “swooped” to assist her in her time of need.



After being injured late last month, the star stayed at home to recover. However, she was on hand to host the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on November 28, 2019.

At the time, the star was undergoing near-daily laser surgeries to reattach her retina. She appeared at the parade wearing glasses.



Her co-anchors, Hoda Kotb and Craig Melvin also wished her well during a “Today” segment this week. They showed a clip that revealed how Guthrie had to lie face down on a pillow while recovering.

In the image, her son Charles “Charley” Max, 3, was close by for support. He’s the reason the television anchor is suffering from the eye injury.



Melvin called Guthrie’s children her "Two little nurses” who were “taking good care of her." He also shared how little Vale was apparently “singing songs” to her mother.


Little Charles accidentally injured his mother’s right eye while playing with a toy train which he threw at her. According to a post by Guthrie at the time, the pointy edge of the toy hit her eye.

She revealed how she was left temporarily blind in her right eye 24 hours after the incident.

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