Hoda Kotb Was ‘Terrified’ for Daughter Hope Amid ICU Stay

Anxious for her child. Hoda Kotb took a depart of absence from At the moment whereas her 3-year-old daughter Hope was hospitalized within the ICU.

“Hoda had been terrified for Hope the final couple of weeks,” a supply completely reveals within the new concern of Us Weekly. “Hoda has dropped all the pieces and targeted on being there for her youngest — by her hospital mattress — and taking good care of something she may wish. Hope is healthier now and recovering at residence.”

The insider added that the printed journalist, 58, had the help of her ex-fiancé, Joel Schiffman — with whom she shares Hope and older daughter Haley, 6, — and coanchor Savannah Guthrie in the course of the difficult time.

“Joel has been by their facet as effectively,” the supply stated of the financier, who break up from Kotb in December 2021 after eight years collectively. “Savannah [and Hoda] are really nice buddies on and off digital camera and Savannah was always checking in and seeing how she may assist in anyway.”

Kotb sparked concern amongst followers after taking an prolonged hiatus from At the moment starting in February. Substitute anchors Craig Melvin and Sheinelle Jones defined her absence on March 1, when the Oklahoma native had been off the air for over per week.

“We all know plenty of you’ve gotten been questioning how she’s doing. We will 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,” Melvin, 43, defined throughout this system.

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Joel Schiffman and Hoda Kotb

Kotb returned to the morning discuss present on Monday, March 6, and opened up about her daughter’s well being scare.

“My youngest [daughter], Hope, was within the ICU for a number of days and within the hospital for slightly greater than per week,” the Emmy winner instructed Guthrie, 51. “I’m so grateful she’s residence. … I used to be ready for that day to return. And we’re watching her intently. I’m simply so comfortable.”

The previous Dateline NBC correspondent additionally expressed gratitude for household and buddies who have been there for her amid the household disaster.

“When your youngster is ailing, the quantity of gratitude you’ll be able to have for individuals who helped you out … I’m grateful for the medical doctors at Weill Cornell who have been superb and the nurses,” she stated, getting choked up. “And I’m grateful to my household.”

Hoda Kotb Terrified for Daughter Hope as She and Ex Joel Schiffman Took Care of Her 2
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The This Simply Speaks to Me creator then instantly addressed Guthrie. “I’m grateful to buddies such as you who have been there each single day. So, I wish to say thanks for that. I like you,” she emphasised.

For extra on Kotb’s life along with her daughters, watch the video above and decide up the newest concern of Us Weekly, on newsstands now.