Al Roker leaves the hospital after getting treatment for a blood clot in his leg

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Al Roker leaves the hospital after being treated for a blood clot in his leg… after missing his first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 27 years

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Al Roker has plenty to be thankful for, as he was released from the hospital on Thanksgiving Day…although he unfortunately had to miss his first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 27 years.

The 68-year-old Today Show weather anchor revealed last week that he was hospitalized, “with a blood clot in my leg that caused some clots to go up into my lungs.”

He took to Instagram on Thursday to joke about his absence from the annual parade as he left the hospital to have Thanksgiving dinner with his family.

Grateful: Al Roker has plenty to be thankful for, as he was released from the hospital on Thanksgiving Day… though sadly he had to miss his first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 27 years

Grateful: Al Roker has plenty to be thankful for, as he was released from the hospital on Thanksgiving Day… though sadly he had to miss his first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 27 years

Absence: He took to Instagram on Thursday to mock his absence from the annual parade as he left the hospital to have a Thanksgiving dinner with his family.

Absence: He took to Instagram on Thursday to mock his absence from the annual parade as he left the hospital to have a Thanksgiving dinner with his family.

Absence: He took to Instagram on Thursday to mock his absence from the annual parade as he left the hospital to have a Thanksgiving dinner with his family.

He shared a video Thursday morning of him walking through the hospital wearing a black baseball cap, a blue face mask, a green and gray polo shirt from his alma mater — SUNY Oswego — blue pants, and black shoes.

“Okay, this is my version of the Thanksgiving Day parade, ready to leave the hospital. Time to blow up this taco stand,” Roker said in the short video.

So much to be #thankful for on #Thanksgiving day. Leaving the hospital and home for #ThanksgivingDinner,” he said in the caption.

Walking: He shared a video Thursday morning of him walking around the hospital wearing a black baseball cap, blue face mask, green and gray polo shirt from his alma mater - SUNY Oswego - blue pants and black shoes

Walking: He shared a video Thursday morning of him walking around the hospital wearing a black baseball cap, blue face mask, green and gray polo shirt from his alma mater - SUNY Oswego - blue pants and black shoes

Walking: He shared a video Thursday morning of him walking around the hospital wearing a black baseball cap, blue face mask, green and gray polo shirt from his alma mater – SUNY Oswego – blue pants and black shoes

Grateful: “So much to be #thankful for on #Thanksgiving day.  Leaving the hospital and home for #ThanksgivingDinner,

Grateful: “So much to be #thankful for on #Thanksgiving day.  Leaving the hospital and home for #ThanksgivingDinner,

Grateful: “So much to be #thankful for on #Thanksgiving day. Leaving the hospital and home for #ThanksgivingDinner,” he said in the caption

He also shared another photo from his home, watching the parade, with a shot of hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb.

Home in time to catch a little bit of the #MacysThanksgivingDayParade. I miss being next to @SavannahGuthrie and @HodaKotb,” he said in the caption.

He also included a photo of him surrounded by his family, with the caption, “So very #grateful to be home for a #thanksgiving dinner with #family.”

Watch: He also shared another photo from his home, watching the parade, with a photo of hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb

Watch: He also shared another photo from his home, watching the parade, with a photo of hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb

Watch: He also shared another photo from his home, watching the parade, with a photo of hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb

Family: He also added a photo of him surrounded by his family, with the caption, “So very #grateful to be home for #thanksgiving #dinner with #family”

Last Friday, Roker shared an update for his fans, who wondered why he hasn’t been on the air lately revealing his medical issues.

“So many of you have thoughtfully asked where I’ve been. Last week I was hospitalized with a blood clot in my leg that caused some clots to go into my lungs,” Roker confirmed.

“After some medical whack-a-mole, I’m lucky enough to receive great medical care and be on the road to recovery,” he added.

Medical: Last Friday, Roker shared an update for his fans, who wondered why he hasn't been on the air lately, revealing his medical issues

Medical: Last Friday, Roker shared an update for his fans, who wondered why he hasn't been on the air lately, revealing his medical issues

Medical: Last Friday, Roker shared an update for his fans, who wondered why he hasn’t been on the air lately, revealing his medical issues

Thank you for all the well wishes and prayers and hope to see you soon. Have a nice weekend,’ Roker concluded.

Roker has worked in some capacity for NBC since 1978, when he joined WKYC in Cleveland.

Roker filled in as the regular weather anchor when Willard Scott announced his retirement in 1996.

Grateful: 'Thanks for all the good wishes and prayers and hope to see you soon.  Have a nice weekend,' Roker concluded

Grateful: 'Thanks for all the good wishes and prayers and hope to see you soon.  Have a nice weekend,' Roker concluded

Grateful: ‘Thanks for all the good wishes and prayers and hope to see you soon. Have a nice weekend,’ Roker concluded

NBC: Roker has worked in some capacity for NBC since 1978 when he joined WKYC in Cleveland

NBC: Roker has worked in some capacity for NBC since 1978 when he joined WKYC in Cleveland

NBC: Roker has worked in some capacity for NBC since 1978 when he joined WKYC in Cleveland