Tamron Hall Sends Love for Former 'Today' Co-host Al Roker Following His Cancer Diagnosis
TV show host Tamron Hall sent her friend, weather forecaster Al Roker her love and words of encouragement a few days after his prostate cancer diagnosis.
Veteran broadcast journalist Tamron Hall has nothing but sweet words for her dear colleague, Al Roker, the weather forecaster on NBC’s "Today" show. She wrote on Instagram:
"Sending every ounce of love I have to my friend, my mentor, and a man who embodies loyalty. Mr. Roker we love you!! Moses, mama and dad. @alroker @todayshow."
TV show host Tamron Hall attends Variety's "Power of Women: New York" event at Cipriani Wall Street in April 2018. | Photo: Getty Images
THEIR LONGTIME BOND
Along with the "Tamron Hall" host’s message, she posted an adorable snap of herself and the 66-year-old TV personality. It appeared to be an old picture.
The picture was initially posted by Roker on October 7, honoring Hall, who recently renewed her self-titled show for a third season. Hall previously worked for "Today" and left the show in 2017.
The longtime friends looked like they were at the side of the stage. Hall was all-smiles while sharing a warm embrace with Roker, who appeared enthusiastic to see her.
Hall has remained friends with Roker, who has been supportive of all her decisions. After she left “Today” in February 2017, Hall still kept in touch with her former co-workers, including the weatherman.
For Hall, it’s impossible not to establish life-long friendships with ten years of working on the set. Aside from Samantha Guthrie, Roker is the one she had grown close to.
The former "NBC News" TV anchor shared that life without Roker is "no life" for her. He is one of the few people with whom Hall has formed a life bond.
FANS SEND THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
Fans admired Hall for her heartwarming message for Roker. Some fans sent him their prayers, while others left heart emojis in the comment section.
One female fan wrote that she wished Roker all the best, describing the iconic host as a "kind soul" who radiates kindness and love.
Roker’s recent diagnosis came a few months after he and his wife Deborah Roberts celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
HIS SERIOUS DIAGNOSIS
Roker revealed on the November 6 episode of "Today" that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He announced that he would temporarily leave the show to give way for his scheduled operation.
Roker expressed his gratitude through Instagram, saying that he was beyond grateful for the people who took the time to extend their prayers and good wishes since he revealed his condition.
He shared his diagnosis with the public to spread awareness that most American men, including his African-American fellows, will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
Roker’s recent diagnosis came a few months after he and his wife Deborah Roberts celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They shared heart-melting tributes for each other at the time.
The TV host shared that he was alone when he learned the news. It drew an unexplainable feeling from the couple, with his wife feeling upset when she heard it.