Hoda Kotb Returns to ‘Today,’ Reveals Daughter’s Health Scare

A tearful return. Hoda Kotb obtained emotional whereas discussing the rationale for her In the present day absence as she rejoined the present on Monday, March 6.

The 58-year-old journalist appeared on the NBC morning present for the primary time in two weeks and stuffed in viewers on the non-public matter that stored her off the air. “My youngest [daughter], Hope, was within the ICU for a couple of days and within the hospital for a bit greater than per week,” Kotb informed cohost Savannah Guthrie. “I’m so grateful she’s residence. … I used to be ready for that day to come back. And we’re watching her intently. I’m simply so pleased.”

Kotb mirrored on the care her 3-year-old obtained, getting choked up as she expressed her because of the medical consultants who helped. “You already know what I noticed, too, Savannah? When your little one is sick, the quantity of gratitude you may have for individuals who helped you out … I’m grateful for the medical doctors at Weill Cornell who have been wonderful and the nurses,” she stated, struggling to carry again tears. “And I’m grateful to my household.”

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb.

The Emmy winner went on to handle Guthrie, 51, including: “I’m grateful to buddies such as you who have been there each single day. So, I need to say thanks for that. I really like you.”

Earlier than making her return on Monday, the Oklahoma native shared an inspiring message along with her Instagram followers. “Joyful monday xo,” she captioned a quote from Christopher Reeve which learn, “When you select hope, something’s doable.”

Kotb final appeared dwell on the In the present day present on February 17. Guthrie, in the meantime, left throughout the first hour of the Tuesday, February 28, present after testing optimistic for COVID-19.

Hoda Kotb Tears Up Reveals Daughter Was in ICU 2
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As viewers questioned what was protecting Kotb off the air, she seemingly hinted at her frame of mind by a number of uplifting excerpts shared by way of her Instagram feed. “Generally miracles are simply good individuals with sort hearts,” one publish learn, whereas one other inspired followers to “select hope.”

Regardless of her absence from the dwell broadcasts, Kotb made a pre-taped look in the course of the Friday, March 3, episode. She interviewed the late Olivia Newton-John‘s husband, John Easterling, and her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, whom the Xanadu actress shared with ex Matt Lattanzi.

In the present day anchor Craig Melvin beforehand informed audiences on Wednesday, March 1, that Kotb was coping with “a household well being matter” and that he hoped she would return “actual quickly.” Al Roker shared one other replace on Friday, reassuring followers that his colleague was doing her finest by the difficult time.

“She’s going to be simply advantageous,” he informed Web page Six. “She’s coping with what she’s gotta take care of and all can be good.”

Kotb shares daughters Hope and Haley, 5, along with her ex-fiancé, Joel Schiffman. The previous couple known as it quits in December 2021 after eight years collectively.