Hoda Kotb on Leave From ‘Today’ Due to ‘Family Health Matter’

Hoda Kotb‘s absence from Immediately was addressed at some point after Savannah Guthrie left the stay present early.

Craig Melvin and Sheinelle Jones, who’ve been filling in for the coanchors, explained on Wednesday, March 1, why Kotb, 58, took a hiatus from taping the NBC daytime present.

“We talked about that Savannah and Hoda are each off. Savannah, she’s house after a optimistic COVID check yesterday. We’re wishing our pal a rushing restoration,” Melvin, 43, shared on the air. “And as for Hoda, we all know quite a lot of you might have been questioning how she’s doing. We are able to inform you that Hoda’s OK. She’s bought a household well being matter that she’s been coping with, so we sit up for seeing Hoda and Savannah again on the desk actual, actual quickly.”

In response to the announcement, Immediately‘s weatherman Al Roker added, “We love you each.”

Savannah Guthrie
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The replace comes shortly after Guthrie, 51, took a break from Immediately after testing optimistic for COVID-19. “As we stated, Savannah left early, she wasn’t feeling nice, so she took a COVID check. It got here again optimistic,” Jones, 44, revealed on Tuesday, February 28, after Guthrie appeared within the first half of the present. “So, as quickly as we came upon, she rushed house to relaxation up. So Savannah, we love you, wishing you a speedy restoration.”

Kotb, for her half, raised eyebrows after viewers observed she has been absent from stay tapings since February 17. (The journalist appeared in a pre-taped episode of Immediately with Hoda and Jenna, which aired on February 20.)

Since briefly stepping away from her onscreen gig, Kotb has provided a glimpse at her mind-set with cryptic social media messages.

“Select hope,” learn an Instagram photograph that the Oklahoma native, who shares daughters Haley, 6, and Hope, 3, with ex-fiancé Joel Schiffman, uploaded on Monday, February 27. She added three crimson coronary heart emojis alongside the put up.

Kotb beforehand shared a quote, which learn, “Generally miracles are simply good folks with variety hearts.”

The TV persona additionally mirrored on the family members in her life. “Right here’s to sturdy girls. Could we all know them. Could we be them. Could we increase them,” learn a message shared by Kotb, who added, “I see you… you sturdy girls ❤️.”

Earlier than her hiatus was addressed on Immediately, Kotb uploaded an inspirational quote, which said, “In the future you will note simply how courageous you might have been.”