Al Roker returns home after sharing long-awaited update on hospital stay

Al Roker worried his legions of fans when it was revealed that he had been hospitalized once again following lingering issues with blood clots found in his lungs.

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While he'd largely remained away from social media to recover, he's gradually made his return, and is now finally reunited with family as he's back home!

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The Today Show anchor shared photographs that captured his return home from the hospital, sporting some facial hair that didn't dull his trademark cheerful demeanor and thousand watt smile.

Dressed in his comfiest gear, he stood beside his wife Deborah Roberts and daughter Leila, who embraced him and couldn't stop smiling themselves.

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He captioned his set of photographs with: "Home! So incredibly grateful to family, friends, medical folks, @todayshow family and all your thoughts and prayers."

Al was quickly inundated with a wave of supportive messages and "welcome back" wishes from colleagues, friends, and fans, many of whom were overjoyed by his return.

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Al is finally back home with family

"Thankful you're back home with your family, speedy recovery," one wrote while another said: "You look great, so glad you're at home. Happy Holidays to you and your family!"

Al had shared a snapshot earlier in the day taken presumably from his hospital room window of the sun rising beyond the city skyline and expressed hope he would be home soon, his first update from the hospital.

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"Hopefully coming home soon but when your spirit sags a bit, you get to see that and recharge. God Bless you all for all the prayers and well wishes for me and my family," he penned.

His many fans and followers wished him well, including colleagues like David Muir, who commented: "Everyone is pulling for you, Al!"

al rokers photo from the hospital
al rokers photo from the hospital

The Today star previously shared a photo from his hospital abode

Others like fellow meteorologist Jim Cantore wrote: "See you soon Al," while Stephanie Abrams said: "Can't wait to have ya back @alroker!"

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