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Entertainment Al Roker Is 'Feeling Great' After Undergoing Emergency Carpal Tunnel Surgery

20:35  03 october  2018
20:35  03 october  2018 Source:   people.com

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Today weatherman Al Roker is " feeling great " after undergoing emergency carpal tunnel surgery ahead of his broadway debut. “Only Roker has surgery yesterday and comes in today and is going to be on Broadway Friday,” she said, laughing. “Well you know, things are slow,” Roker joked. RELATED VIDEO: Today’s Al Roker Joins Cast of Waitress on Broadway. Really though, Roker is moving full speed ahead with his first Broadway show coming up on Friday.

In 2002,[39] Roker underwent gastric bypass surgery to lose weight, which he said he did after failing at numerous diets. Eight months after the surgery , the New York Daily News reported he had dropped 100 pounds (45 kg) from his 320 lb (150 kg) figure.[40] Roker wrote about his battle with weight loss in Never Goin' Back: Winning the Weight Loss Battle For Good, published in 2013.[41]. " Al Roker Is ' Feeling Great ' After Undergoing Emergency Carpal Tunnel Surgery ".

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A little surgery can’t keep Al Roker away from the Today show desk!

The weatherman and anchor said Tuesday that he’s “feeling great” after undergoing “emergency carpal tunnel surgery” on Monday to fix a thumb issue that came up during rehearsals for his Broadway debut in Waitress.

“It had just gotten progressively worse to the point where Thursday, I lost use of my thumb during rehearsals,” Roker said on Today.

He set up the surgery the next day, and then went under the knife on Monday, with a general anesthetic.

“I didn’t want to see anything, know anything,” the dad of two said. “Just wanted to wake up dazed and confused — just a regular day for me!”

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Is carpal tunnel surgery covered by workers’ comp? Other repetitive stress injuries? Most of the time, they are. Get your workers’ compensation questions answered at Wagner & Wagner in Chattanooga. TODAY show anchor and weatherman – and part-time Broadway star – Al Roker recently had emergency surgery in New York City to deal with a carpal tunnel issue that was affecting his thumb. Roker had been suffering with the condition for months. He went under the knife on Monday, October 1, then came into work on Tuesday, October 2 – surprising everyone with his new bandage.

Roker said that he feels better after the surgery but still has some swelling, joking that he feels like the Michelin Man at the moment. "I didn't feel like I had major surgery , but I have this swelling around my stomach so clothes don't fit quite right right now and I'm very vain," he said, as Guthrie jested, "It means you RELATED VIDEO: Al Roker Reveals Prostate Cancer Diagnosis, Will Undergo Surgery : 'It's a Little Aggressive'. RELATED GALLERY: All the Times Morning Show Hosts Have Shared Their Very Personal Journeys On-Air. On Thursday, Roker gave fans an update on his health, writing on his

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Co-host Hoda Kotb was impressed — but not surprised — that Roker was back at work a day later.

“Only Roker has surgery yesterday and comes in today and is going to be on Broadway Friday,” she said, laughing.

“Well you know, things are slow,” Roker joked.

Really though, Roker is moving full speed ahead with his first Broadway show coming up on Friday. He’ll play Ol’ Joe, the gruff diner owner, in Waitress, and sings the song, “Take It From an Old Man.” Luckily, he’ll be able to remove his ace bandage by then.

“That’s not stopping,” Roker said of his debut. “They are putting an ace bandage around my mouth [though] because they’ve heard my singing.”

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