Hoda Kotb Is Back on the “Today” Show After Her Daughter Spent Time in the ICU

Hoda Kotb returned to the “Today” show yesterday, and explained that her absence was due to a health crisis involving her 3-year-old daughter Hope.

She didn’t give specifics, but she told co-host Savannah Guthrie, “Hope was in the ICU for a few days, and in the hospital for a little more than a week.  I am so grateful, she’s home.  She’s back home.  I was waiting for that day to come.  And we are watching her closely.”

Later in the show she said, “I can’t believe how amazing people are.  Like, that’s the thing I learned through all this; the nurses who stood by her all the way, the nurses who checked on her constantly, the doctors who came in, the people who took care of us.  And I felt like we were held.”

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