Longtime meteorologist on NBC’s Today Show, Al Roker has revealed that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Roker revealed the news last week while doing the show. “It’s a good news-bad news kind of thing,” Roker said. “Good news is we caught it early. Not great news is that it’s a little aggressive, so I’m going to be taking some time off to take care of this.”
Roker remained optimistic throughout the show and assured the people he will be okay. “I don’t want people thinking, ‘Oh, poor Al,’ you know because I’m gonna be okay.” “If that’s what it takes to get 2020 out, then let’s just get it outta the way,” the morning show host continued. “Boo! Let’s just finish it off. I’m ready. How about you?”
Roker also used the opportunity to spread awareness, specifically to Black Men about prostate cancer. “The problem for African-Americans is that any number of reasons from genetics to access to health care, and so we want to make it available and let people know they got to get checked,” he said. To read more about this story click here.