TV host Al Roker recovering at home following cancer surgery

Following cancer surgery, American television host Al Roker has thanked viewers and well-wishers for their support.

Al Roker is now recovering at home. (Photo: Nathan Congleton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal)

Roker, who revealed that he had prostate cancer last week, returned home after doing surgery. He is now resting.

“Relieved to let you all know that my #prostatecancer surgery is done and [I’m] back home,” Roker tweeted on Thursday evening. “[A] big shoutout to everyone at the #josierobertsonsurgerycenter and appreciate all the thoughts and wishes from our viewers and the wonderful care packages from my co-workers. See you all soon.”

Last week, the 66-year-old TODAY show host revealed that he had cancer and that he would require surgery.

“It’s a good news-bad news kind of thing,” he said. “The 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.”

His co-hosts were also happy to find out that the surgery had gone well and even spoke about it on the morning show on Friday.

In a tweet, Roker expressed that he was eager to return to work.