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Fans Worry About Al Roker After He Returns to 'Today' With a Cane


Viewers of Today missed Al Roker over the last few weeks while he was absent from the popular talk show, but now that he's back, they're even more worried that he's returned with a cane in hand! Understandably, there are now health concerns brewing about the TV personality. So, why does Al Roker have a cane? Scroll down for everything we know!

Why does Al Roker have a cane?

Al Roker has a cane because he is recovering from hip replacement surgery, which he had to undergo due to osteoarthritis. The 65-year-old previously underwent the procedure on Wednesday, Sept. 18, and luckily for us, he kept his followers in the loop the entire time.

"Well, here we go!! Waiting to get my #totalhipreplacement I’m ready!!" he wrote alongside a hospital selfie before going in.