Hoda Kotb Thanks Viewers for Outpouring of Support After Sharing Daughter’s Scary Health News

After revealing news about her daughter’s health, Hoda Kotb expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support she received from Today viewers and her fans.

On Monday, the Today show’s Emmy-winning journalist resumed her anchoring duties after being absent for two weeks. She explained that she had to take time off as her daughter Hope Catherine, who is three years old, had health complications that required hospitalization in the Intensive Care Unit.

Hoda Kotb Thanks Viewers for Outpouring of Support

In a Tuesday morning Instagram post, 58-year-old Kotb expressed her gratitude for the “beautiful words and prayers” she has received from everyone since sharing news about her daughter’s health.

“Thank you …for all of your beautiful words and prayers. I have read them all. You have no idea how much it means to me and my family. I am so profoundly touched.❤️,” Kotb captioned an image with the words “thank you.”

As Mamas Uncut previously reported, Kotb returned to Today after a two-week hiatus on Monday.

“My youngest, Hope, was in the ICU for and then in the hospital for a little over a week,” Kotb shared with co-host Savannah Guthrie. “I’m so grateful she’s home. She is back home. I was waiting for that day to come, and we are watching her closely.”

“You know what I realized too, Savannah? It’s like, when your child is ill, the amount of gratitude you can have for people who helped you out,” Kotb also said. “So I’m grateful for the doctors at Weill Cornell who were amazing and the nurses. And I’m grateful for my family, and I’m grateful to friends like you who were there every single day. So I want to say thank you for that. I love you.”

Hoda Kotb Thanks Viewers for Outpouring of Support

Kotb provided no further information about her daughter’s hospitalization.

Guthrie, who also was absent from Today for several days following a positive COVID-19 test on February 28, held her colleague’s hand and offered support as she spoke.

“I love you too,” Guthrie stated.” You have a lot of friends out there. We are right there with you, lifting you up and holding you. So let’s do this.”

“It’s nice to have you right back where you belong,” she noted earlier in the broadcast.

Hoda Kotb Thanks Viewers for Outpouring of Support

During Kotb’s time away from Today, she was active on social media, sharing insights into her headspace at the time.

On February 27, she posted a graphic that read, “Choose Hope.”

Several comments on that post suggested that they were praying for Kotb and hoping everything was okay. Kotb is no stranger to posting images like the one above to her social media accounts. However, she’s been doing so more often recently.

The Today Show crew has had their fair share of illnesses recently. As Mamas Uncut previously stated, their colleague Al Roker struggled with a lengthy illness at the end of last year.

According to a statement he released on his personal Instagram page, Roker revealed he had a recent health scare that landed him in the hospital. Alongside a picture of a bouquet of flowers, Roker shared a few more details.

“So many of you have been thoughtfully asking where I’ve been,” Roker began. “Last week, I was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in my leg which sent some clots into my lungs.” 

“After some medical whack-a-mole, I am so fortunate to be getting terrific medical care and on the way to recovery. Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers and hope to see you soon. Have a great weekend, everyone.”

Thankfully Roker’s health has improved, and he is back on the show. Mamas Uncut will update this article as new information regarding Guthrie and Kotb’s absences becomes available. Further, if any news about Kotb’s daughter, Hope, comes to light, we will share it with you.

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