Savannah Guthrie Misses Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Due to Flu-Like Illness: ‘I’m So Sad’

Savannah Guthrie was not in participation for the yearly Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center. The Today co-have, 50, shared an Instagram post on Wednesday in front of NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Place exceptional, which started at 8 p.m., holding a thermometer that showed a 101.8 temperature.

“UGH – influenza or something like it since Monday,” Guthrie composed close by the photograph. “I’m so miserable to miss the tree lighting and TODAY. Ideally it passes soon!”

She said that she would “miss everybody” except that she would “be watching” the extraordinary, which she was scheduled to have close by Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin and Mario Lopez.

Guthrie got warm words from OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, who expressed, “I have Precisely the same influenza. What’s more, same temp.”

Her Today family additionally sent their affection. Kristen Welker stated, “Gracious I’m so heartbroken!!  Feel improved soon-It won’t be something similar without you!” Sheinelle Jones remarked, “God help us 😢 Love you and trust you kick this soon 💕.” Guthrie isn’t the main Today star who wasn’t at the yearly occasion.


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Al Roker — who has been missing from the NBC morning show for about a month at this point — needed to miss the current year’s Christmas tree lighting as he’s recuperating from blood clumps in his leg and lungs that sent him to the clinic recently. He was hurried back to the medical clinic only one day after he was released.

Roker’s nonappearance comes soon after he missed the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day March last week, his most memorable time not showing up at the famous motorcade in 27 years.

During NBC’s transmission of the 96th yearly procession on Thursday, his kindred morning show co-has sent Roker warm words.

“For the beyond 27 motorcades, right now, Savannah, we would go to Al Roker, who is our Today show associate and our best buddy,” Kotb said. “Yet, as a ton of you have heard, Al’s recuperating — he’s recuperating very well from a new clinical issue. Furthermore, we simply need to say, we love you Al. Contemplating whether you’re watching, yet we wish you a full recuperation.”

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